GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier has mirrored on the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, whose loss of life shook the music world late final month. Chatting with the Related Press on the pink carpet of the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 3 in Las Vegas, he stated (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “Yeah, clearly, it impacts everyone, the entire music neighborhood and all of the followers. It is not the primary time that a gorgeous soul, a fragile soul is sacrificed on the altar of leisure and rock and roll. And we’re all about going out on the street and giving all the things for that, however there is a value to pay. It is actually, actually, actually laborious on the psychological and the soul and the households. We depart youngsters behind. It is laborious on everyone. And I feel that he is merely one other sufferer of this factor. It’s kind of extra sophisticated than folks can assume. The lifetime of a rock star shouldn’t be all the time simple. It is a number of nights on buses and being away from house for a very long time. So, sure, it touched all of us.”
Hawkins was discovered lifeless on March 25 on the 4 Seasons Casa Medina resort in Bogota, Colombia whereas FOO FIGHTERS had been on tour.
An official reason for loss of life for Hawkins hasn’t but been launched. However on March 26, Colombia’s legal professional basic’s workplace launched a preliminary toxicology report, saying that medical experts discovered proof of 10 varieties of substances in Hawkins‘s physique, together with opioids, benzodiazepines, marijuana and antidepressants.
Hawkins joined FOO FIGHTERS in 1997. Previous to that, he performed with the Orange County band SYLVIA and was additionally within the backing band for Sass Jordan. He additionally toured with Alanis Morissette as her drummer.
Hawkins was inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame final yr as a member of the FOO FIGHTERS.
Hawkins‘s most up-to-date work with FOO FIGHTERS included final yr’s “Drugs At Midnight” album, a group of BEE GEES covers and FOO FIGHTERS‘ horror movie “Studio 666”.
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