Music News

The new Foo Fighters album is dedicated to two people who passed away: Taylor Hawkins and Dave’s mom.

The new Foo Fighters album, But Here We Are, will arrive on June 2 and will come with two dedications to people who have died.

The first and most obvious is Taylor Hawkins who died in Bogota, Colombia, in March 2022, just before the band was supposed to play a festival. The second dedication is to Virginia Grohl, Dave’s mom. The note on the artwork reads “For Virginia and Taylor.”

This may come as a surprise to many people because Dave and the band have kept her passing last July(?) so very, very quiet and private The only indication that she died came in a social media post by Dave’s daughter Violet, last year. There’s been no information, no obituary, on when exactly she died or what the causes were. This, to my knowledge, is the first and only confirmation of her death to come from Dave.

As everyone knows, Dave and his mom were extremely close. To lose her and his best friend Taylor over the course of just a couple of months must have been indescribably devastating. This no doubt informed much of the tone of the upcoming record. I quote the band:

But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channeling the naivete of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.”

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.

Alan Cross has 38542 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.