Following the tragic loss of their drummer Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters have cancelled a scheduled performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Hawkins died last weekend aged 50. The band were touring South America at the time.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins”, Foo Fighters said in a statement.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time”.
Foo Fighters have also been nominated for three awards at this ceremony. These include Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Album.
“Honour his memory in some way”
It has now emerged that Foo Fighters will not perform at the Grammy Awards, following Hawkins’ death.
“We will honour his memory in some way”, CBS’ Jack Sussman reported. “We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end”.
Following Hawkins’ death, the band also cancelled remaining scheduled shows.
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins”, they said in a statement.
“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take the time to give, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together”.
They also added, “With love, Foo Fighters”.
Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death led to so many tributes from household names across the music world. These include, Brian May, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, along with Nickleback.
Elton John, Paul McCartney, Roger Taylor, Stevie Nicks and Rush also paid special tributes to the late drummer.