Watch: DAUGHTRY And MARK TREMONTI Pay Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS With Cover Of FOO FIGHTERS' 'My Hero' In New Orleans

DAUGHTRY was joined by Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI) and Lyell on stage final evening (Saturday, March 26) at Fillmore New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana to carry out a canopy model of FOO FIGHTERS“My Hero” as a tribute to Taylor Hawkins. Fan-filmed video of the efficiency may be seen under.

Again in September 2018, DAUGHTRY frontman Chris Daughtry, a Season 5 “American Idol” finalist, informed the Charlotte Observer that he texted FOO FIGHTERS frontman Grohl about going to a FF live performance in San Jose that befell that month and Grohl really invited him to return on over. Anticipating solely a fast a***embly, Daughtry was shocked when Grohl invited him into the FOO FIGHTERS‘ dressing room the place they ended up sending two hours speaking about music and extra.

“I am, like, ‘You guys have a present to placed on, proper?” Daughtry recalled. “You have been in right here telling tales…for 2 hours plus and you have gotta exit and play now… How do you do that and stroll out and nonetheless have a voice?’ And [Grohl] goes, ‘What higher solution to stroll out on stage then after you have been hanging out with a***ociates and laughing and having a very good time? You are already in an amazing temper.’

“We normally hang around with our friends after the present,” Daughtry defined. “It is all the time this ‘quiet earlier than the storm’ for us within the hours earlier than the present. So I believe that was an fascinating takeaway, that perhaps we should not take all the things so severely.”

Hawkins died at a lodge in Bogota, Colombia on Friday (March 25). Native officers stated 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, town’s well being division stated.

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

FOO FIGHTERS introduced Hawkins‘s demise 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 dwell on with all of us ceaselessly. 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 had 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. They had been scheduled to headline Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday (March 27).

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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