Foo Fighters to Continue as Band Without Hawkins

3 January 2023 01:30

The Foo Fighters will continue as a band following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year, although it will be a “different” group, they have said.

In a statement posted on Instagram at the weekend, the rock band called 2022 “the most difficult and tragic year” that they had known.

They said they were thankful for “the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us.”

Hawkins played drums for Alanis Morissette before joining the Foo Fighters in 1997 – three years after frontman Dave Grohl founded the group.

In September six months after his passing  the Foo Fighters played at London’s Wembley Stadium as part of a star-studded celebratory event honoring Hawkins. Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Brian May were among the biggest names in music to appear at the concert.

When it came to the band’s performance, Hawkins’ son Oliver Shane Hawkins, who was 16, joined them, picking up the drumsticks for a rendition of their song “My Hero.”