That Dave Grohl– the front cut the band took to social media on New Year’s Eve (December 31) to share a heartfelt message about the challenges of 2022 and give a glimpse of what the future may hold for the group.
“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year our band has ever known, we are reminded of how grateful we are for the people we love and cherish the most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us .” the Foos began their statement on Twitter.
“The Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years, fans have built a worldwide community, a dedicated support system that has helped us all through the darkest of times . A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor we would never have become the band we were – and without Taylor we know we will be a different band going forward.”
The band continued: “We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – he’ll be there in spirit together with all of us every night.”
At the end of March, the beloved Foos drummer found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 50. Hawkins’ death was announced through a social media statement from the band’s accounts, with no immediate cause of death.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the statement read. “His musical spirit and contagious laugh will live with us all forever.”
Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 following the departure of original drummer William Goldsmith. Hawkins had previously enjoyed playing in Alanis Morissette’s band on a tour supporting her juggernaut Sharp little pill album. His first album with the Foos was a multi-platinum success The color and shape.
Read Foo Fighters’ full 2022 end-of-year post on Twitter below.