Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins sing Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ at Final Gig
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Fans are continuing to pay tribute for Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, who passed away at age 50, the band confirmed Saturday.
Hawkins’ last show with Foo Fighters was at the Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. One of the highlights of the night is when Dave Grohl called the late drummer to take the mic and sing a cover of Queen’s “Somebody To Love,” while Grohl played the drums.
Surely, the performance is going to be unforgettable for everyone who got to witness it live as Hawkins proved once more his versatility as an artist.
Sadly, the band announced the tragic news of Hawkins’ death on March 25, writing on their social media:
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins. 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.”
It’s no secret that Hawkins was a huge Queen fan. He would often cover their songs during Foo Fighters’ shows. The surviving members of Queen expressed their reaction over Hawkins’ passing.
Brian May wrote on Instagram:
“No. It cannot be. Heartbroken. Taylor, you were family to us. Our friend, our brother, our beloved child. Bless you. We will miss you so bad. Bri.”
While friend and fellow drummer Roger Taylor wrote:
“Like losing a younger favourite brother. He was a kind brilliant man and an inspirational mentor to my son Rufus and the best friend one could ever have. Devastated. Rog.”
Born on February 17 1972, Oliver Taylor Hawkins officially joined Foo Fighters in 1997, replacing the band’s original drummer William Goldsmith. He also had a side project, Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders. Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children, Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh.