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PERRY FARRELL Pays Tribute To His 'Best Friend' TAYLOR HAWKINS: 'One Of The Most Pa***ionate Drummers I've Ever Seen'

Perry Farrell has shared a video tribute to his “greatest pal” Taylor Hawkins who died final Friday (March 25) on the age of fifty.

The JANE’S ADDICTION frontman and Lollapalooza founder recorded the message on Saturday and had it performed on the Lollapalooza Brasil pageant, the place the FOO FIGHTERS have been the scheduled headliners on Sunday.

Within the five-minute video, which may be seen under, Farrell states (as transcribed by “Taylor Hawkins died yesterday. He was my greatest pal — beloved in my dwelling by my spouse, my kids, even my canine. At any time when Taylor came to visit, we might make music within the den, [my dog] Cloud would at all times go and sit proper by him. He was some of the pa***ionate drummers I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. After I consider him, I sum it up with one phrase: velocity. He had the reward to take care of a a***ured, putting and stroking velocity on drums.

“There’s a big a part of my coronary heart that I had reserved for him. I accepted him into my coronary heart once we turned a***ociates as a result of he was such a pure man, so pure of coronary heart. I’d obtain texts from Taylor. They have been at all times bits and items of songs he was writing or trying to write or wished me to take heed to. I acquired music tidbits as typically as I acquired ‘I like you’s. We might at all times begin with a music; there was at all times a music that… Like, ‘Do you take heed to YES? The man sort of sounds such as you.’ And I say, ‘Yeah, yeah. I like YES.’ He simply was obsessive about music and nice songs. My ardour for music, that is what’s our frequent floor; our friendship was based mostly round that. Then we acquired to know one another. He would inform me tales of going to JANE’S exhibits again within the ’80s — exhibits that have been fairly underground. So though I did not make his acquaintance again then, we shared a historical past. It is virtually just like the rites of pa***age. We have been younger males and we have been making an attempt to be nice musicians. Little did he know by way of this one deadly evening, he would cement himself within the legends of music all the time. And that is what I believe he deserves.

“The one sense that I could make of the tragedy is to know that Taylor‘s now in heaven; he can hear us. What I am gonna do from today ahead is to attempt to make music that I believe Taylor would actually love.”

Hawkins died at a lodge in Bogota, Colombia. Native officers mentioned an ambulance was despatched to the lodge after a person reported having chest pains. The 50-year-old FOO FIGHTERS drummer didn’t reply to resuscitation efforts and was declared useless, the town’s well being division mentioned.

On Saturday, the Colombian legal professional normal’s workplace introduced that Hawkins had opioids, marijuana and different medication in his system earlier than he died. A toxicology report confirmed traces of 10 substances in his physique, together with anti-depressants, the workplace mentioned. The a***ertion added that the Nationwide Institute of Authorized Medication and Forensic Sciences “will conduct the mandatory medical research to determine the reason for dying” and that it “will proceed the investigation and can report the outcomes obtained throughout the framework thereof in a well timed method.”

FOO FIGHTERS introduced Hawkins‘s dying on their Instagram account. “The FOO FIGHTERS household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the announcement learn. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will stay on with all of us perpetually. Our hearts exit to his spouse, kids and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”

The FOO FIGHTERS have been scheduled to carry out Friday on the Picnic Stereo pageant in Bogota however their efficiency was canceled.

The band performed Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20.

Hawkins has been open about his historical past of drug use. He overdosed on heroin in 2001 and spent every week in a coma, simply 4 years after becoming a member of the FOO FIGHTERS.

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