Weekly survey: Will Taylor Hawkins’ death mean the end of the Foo Fighters?

The tragic death of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins has hit very, very hard. Next to Dave Grohl, he was the most visible and most beloved member of the Foo Fighters. He was well-respected within the music community as both a man and a musician. His personality contributed an incalculable amount of energy and positivity to the band. And most importantly, he was Dave’s best, best, BEST friend. How can anyone like that ever be replaced?

Now he’s gone. And the circumstances of his death, well…

The Foo Fighters had so much planned for 2022 and beyond. They were at the top of their game and were one of the biggest and most successful rock bands on the planet. I can’t even imagine what Dave and the rest of the group are going through. It’s Kurt all over again, not just for him but also for Pat Smear, who was a touring member of Nirvana back in 1994.

So now what? Only time will tell, but fans are right to be very concerned. What do you think?

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 “Weekly survey: Will Taylor Hawkins’ death mean the end of the Foo Fighters?

  • Dear Mr Cross been listening since I was in radio school in 2002, Taylor Hawkins is never going to be forgot ever.Im a monster fan of the foo going back to Nirvana and Chad Channing switching out for Dave.Like when I was 15 in 94, I’ma give David all the time he needs. I saw them 3 times in Edmonton, best best ever shows I’ve ever been to, typing is making me cry, I’m working on a painting of Taylor right now.This is hard, but , being a loyalist to Mr Grohl, I’ll go with what he decides, he’s the engine behind it all. THE LEADER RULES, all the best sir, thx for the stories on Sonic 102.9 FM here in Edmonton Alberta Canada


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