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RIP Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters drummer

By j_m_

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/foo-fighters-drummer-taylor-hawkins-obituary-1327112/

    wth is going on in our world?!? this has got to come as a huge shock to music fans all alike when we are losing these extraordinary people well before their time

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    #2 2 years ago

    When you live life at 100mph, the freeway exit comes a little sooner for some.

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    #4 2 years ago

    Yikes. It certainly feels like a lot of relatively young, healthy people are dying lately.

    #5 2 years ago

    My absolute favorite band in the entire world, for the last 20+ years. I've seen them about 10 times live and am devastated by this news. Way too young, way too soon. RIP Taylor.

    #6 2 years ago

    Nice guy, and good drummer. Loved his influences. His former use of narcotics is probably how the good Lord took him, but we'll know soon enough.

    #7 2 years ago

    Just really sad. I've seen him a lot in various documentary's and seemed like a really good dude.

    #8 2 years ago

    Damn. Just saw the news. Bummer. My favorite drummer. Just saw him on Jimmy promoting the Foo Fighters movie coming out soon.

    RIP Taylor

    #9 2 years ago

    Taylor will be so badly missed by so many people. A great Drummer and by all accounts an even better friend and father. I am so sad for his band mates as well. This excerpt from Dave Grohls recent book says so much about the bands chemistry. They are amazing on stage together!!!

    Rest In Peace Taylor.

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    #10 2 years ago

    That's too bad to hear. Always liked them. Looks like it was a drug overdose ... that rock n roll lifestyle does take a toll. RIP

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from Amanoly:

    That's too bad to hear. Always liked them. Looks like it was a drug overdose ... that rock n roll lifestyle does take a toll. RIP

    Kudos Keith & Ozzy then.

    https://nypost.com/2022/03/26/taylor-hawkins-death-may-be-tied-to-drugs-police/

    #14 2 years ago

    Damn. Everybody loved this guy...
    RIP

    #15 2 years ago

    Drugs are bad. Fucking heroin

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Damn. Everybody loved this guy...
    RIP

    So many people knew him, but I think very few understood him.

    He had everything in life, but something must have still been hurting him inside, probably for years, for him to still be taking all those things. I cannot judge but I can understand.

    Just very sad for all who knew him.

    #18 2 years ago

    very sad for his loss- prayers to his family

    #19 2 years ago

    Very sad, as you can tell, I'm a huge fan just by my username and avatar

    #20 2 years ago

    What's really sad is that I think Dave will blame himself for this.
    Easy for us to sit back and say FUCK DRUGS but none of us are in a multi million dollar rock band. Can't even imagine the temptation.
    Another legend gone too soon.

    #21 2 years ago

    I was also inclined to think it’s drugs or a plane crash, like it usually is, but that early toxicology report doesn’t exactly scream OD to me. No Coke or H.

    Sometimes shit just happens. We’ll see.

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from sunnRAT:

    So many people knew him, but I think very few understood him.
    He had everything in life, but something must have still been hurting him inside, probably for years, for him to still be taking all those things. I cannot judge but I can understand.
    Just very sad for all who knew him.

    I love the Foo Fighters. A top 2 or 3 favorite group for me. Once you get high, you want to feel it again. It's a release from all the BS. Most of us deal with lots of BS in our lives. It's a way to cope. For most it's alcohol, or pot, or harder things. They all shorten your life to a certain degree. He had access to and chose the harder things. I've lost 2 family members to the harder things in the last year. One in their early 40's. The other just turned 50. What can you do?

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    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/foo-fighters-drummer-taylor-hawkins-obituary-1327112/
    wth is going on in our world?!? this has got to come as a huge shock to music fans all alike when we are losing these extraordinary people well before their time

    Sad thing is it probably does not come as a shock to music fans. As another wrote when you live life at 100mph the engine doesn’t last as long. No surprise at all actually. Figured it was drugs when I learned he passed. The real folks that will pay for this are his family and kids if any. They will pay the price!

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I was also inclined to think it’s drugs or a plane crash, like it usually is, but that early toxicology report doesn’t exactly scream OD to me. No Coke or H.
    Sometimes shit just happens. We’ll see.

    Umm…fyi…heroin is an opioid which is one of the substances found in his body.

    RIP fellow drummer Taylor.

    #26 2 years ago

    I watched the Chile show on youtube and he played like he was in his 20s. I wonder about the physical toll it takes and how other mature drummers cope.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from wrb1977:

    Umm…fyi…heroin is an opioid which is one of the substances found in his body.
    RIP fellow drummer Taylor.

    They released part of the autopsy report and he had a severely enlarged heart (2X normal size). So all the drugs and whatever aside (including speculating that drugs caused this over the long term) this was just a matter of time regardless of what drugs he was taking. Without knowing that he had an enlarged heart, he was doomed unfortunately.

    Very sad, nonetheless. Routine and preventative medical exams can save a lot of lives, but so many are not inclined because they feel healthy and never have a reason to believe anything is wrong. A routine cardio appointment/checkup (which I believe EVERYONE should do at least once every 5 years) would have picked this up and probably extended/saved his life.

    As a huge Foo Fighters fan, I am devastated. Saw them once back in 2017 and to this day is still one of the best concerts I have ever seen.

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Cobray:

    They released part of the autopsy report and he had a severely enlarged heart (2X normal size). So all the drugs and whatever aside (including speculating that drugs caused this over the long term) this was just a matter of time regardless of what drugs he was taking. Without knowing that he had an enlarged heart, he was doomed unfortunately.
    Very sad, nonetheless. Routine and preventative medical exams can save a lot of lives, but so many are not inclined because they feel healthy and never have a reason to believe anything is wrong. A routine cardio appointment/checkup (which I believe EVERYONE should do at least once every 5 years) would have picked this up and probably extended/saved his life.

    That is really, really crazy. Was there any indication of myocarditus contributing to it? It's a well-documented side effect of the covid vaccines and it seems to be showing up in a lot of physically active people...

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from seenev:

    That is really, really crazy. Was there any indication of myocarditus contributing to it? It's a well-documented side effect of the covid vaccines and it seems to be showing up in a lot of physically active people...

    It is likely the heart condition was due to the narcotics. He's been taking them for decades apparently.

    #30 2 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    What's really sad is that I think Dave will blame himself for this.
    Easy for us to sit back and say FUCK DRUGS but none of us are in a multi million dollar rock band. Can't even imagine the temptation.
    Another legend gone too soon.

    It's the lifestyle. Same shit different day, always in a huge rush to do nothing 80% of the time.

    Tons of downtime and travel and you have to be up and on top of it for 3 hours every night.

    You cant have a bad night, thousands upon thousands of people are counting on you.

    Everyone thinks it's all glamour but even in big bands touring will suck the life right out of you.

    Doesn't matter how much money you have, traveling sucks as does the pressure to perform which is hardest on drummers who get beat up every night.

    #31 2 years ago

    He had 10 different substances in his body and he has probably been taking all this stuff for yeats. A 50 year old heart that has been taking abuse for many years will give out eventually.

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from seenev:

    myocarditus contributing to it? It's a well-documented side effect of the covid vaccines

    Just for the record, myocarditis is an even weller-documented side-effect of catching covid. But given Hawkins' history of drug use and the preliminary tox report, this seems much more likely to be drug-related in some fashion. Addiction is a bitch.

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    #33 1 year ago

    Just now watching the Live Tribute Concert (from Wembley London) for Taylor on Paramount+

    brings tears to my eyes

    RIP Taylor Hawkins

    #34 1 year ago

    Enjoying it. These can be sloppy affairs but lots of fun points and there are worse ways to spend a Saturday.

    #35 1 year ago

    This can also bee seen Live on MTV's YouTube channel
    and later in the week on Pluto TV from what I have read

    I missed the 1st hour or so, so hopefully and gladly can rewatch it later.

    #36 1 year ago

    Hope this link works

    ooops
    appears Youtube made video private at about 8PM PST
    Supposedly PlutoTv will air (stream) it after labor day

    #37 1 year ago

    wow, what a great line-up for the benefit show. it's a huge shame that the version of the show that paramount + was running was less than an hour long (considering the event was nearly 6 hours) and didn't include some of the more memorable parts like alex and geddy performing.

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