Foo Fighters: ‘We want to be a different band going forward’

Foo Fighters have released a year-end album confirming they plan to continue as a band after the drummer’s death Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins died aged 50 on March 25 while the band was on tour in Bogota, Columbia. The group canceled their remaining 2022 tour dates a few days later, although they hosted and performed at a pair of all-star tribute concerts honor their former bandmate in September.

“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 .” read the band’s statement. “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 our fans have built a worldwide community, a dedicated support system that has helped us all get through the darkest times together. 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.”

Without revealing any specific plans, the band’s statement indicates that they will return to action “soon” – and that Hawkins’ presence will be felt at future shows. “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 will be there in spirit with all of us evening.”

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