Of COURSE there are Taylor Hawkins death conspiracies. Here’s a summary.

There are those who believe that nothing–and I mean nothing--is ever what it seems. Why believe the most simple, logical explanation for something when you can choose to believe some kind of complicated batsh*t conspiracy?

The death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins back in March was a tragedy. Although there’s never been an official cause of death, he most likely suffered a massive cardiac event caused by an enlarged heart. (My take on the subject can be found here.) But the internet being the internet. people aren’t satisfied with this simple, logical explanation.

  • It was a drug overdose. (Yes, a preliminary report from Colombia where he died listed drugs in his systemmostly prescription medications–but this was from a urine sample, not a blood sample. We never learned the amounts or concentrations so at most, any conclusions are incomplete.)
  • It was a reaction to the COVID vaccine. (Evidence please?)
  • Dave Grohl had him killed because Taylor was planning to leave the band.
  • It was Satan. (No, really. You can find a longer version here.)
  • Whatever this guy is trying to sell.

Foos guitarist Chris Shiflett recently appeared on a podcast to address some of this batsh*t stuff. Here’s a quote via The NME.

“There’s people out there saying shit like Dave killed Taylor by making him get the COVID vaccine. You’re going to turn it into that? **** you. I try not to pay attention to it but it does make you angry because that shit is just disrespectful.”

People suck.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Of COURSE there are Taylor Hawkins death conspiracies. Here’s a summary.

  • …in a world of elected conspiracists – there are conspiracies about everything. Sad.


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