It’s been well over a month since we heard the awful news that Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins died in a Colombian hotel room. Details about what killed him are still mysterious. We’ve only heard about (a) an enlarged heart, something that he’d known about for quite some time; and (b) a mix of substances (combinations and concentrations of which were never revealed) was found in his blood.
Yesterday, though, Dave Grohl was seen in public (well, the first reported sighting and he wasn’t exactly accessible) at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. He was seen side stage with Alison, Taylor’s widow, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a tribute to Taylor. Chad Smith’s bass drum featured Taylor’s name surrounded by a hawk image, which is similar to one of his tattoos. Chad dressed the crowd: “We love the Foo Fighters and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. It’s meant a lot to us to be able to play for them.”
Dave was also seen at Preservation Hall Saturday night to see Pete Townshend of The Who perform a couple of songs.
The Foos were supposed to play Jazz Fest, but that, of course, was canceled.