Chad Smith and Matt Cameron Apologizes To Foo Fighters
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Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers apologizes to Taylor Hawkins‘ bandmates and family following the recent Rolling Stone article where their statements about the drummer’s final days have been used.
Cameron and Smith were Hawkins’ fellow drummers and closest friends and they were quoted about Hawkins opening up to them about his uncertainty on the overwhelming tour schedule of the Foo Fighters prior to his death. Foo Fighters’ representative already denied the claims and the two drummers wants to distance themselves from the article.
Cameron wrote in a new statement:
“When I agreed to take part in the Rolling Stone article about Taylor, I assumed it would be a celebration of his life and work.
“My quotes were taken out of context and shaped into a narrative I had never intended. Taylor was a dear friend, and a next level artist. I miss him. I have only the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters families. I am truly sorry to have taken part in this interview and I apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration.”
Smith also explained:
“Taylor was one of my best friends and I would do anything for his family.
“I was asked by Rolling Stone to share some memories of our time together, which I thought was going to be the loving tribute he deserved. Instead, the story they wrote was sensationalized and misleading, and had I known I never would have agreed to participate. I apologize to his family and musical friends for any pain this may have caused. I miss Taylor every day.”
The third source in the article was kept anonymous, and the fourth was singer Sass Jordan.