Taylor Hawkins was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters born in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 17, 1972.
After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a Seattle studio with producer Gil Norton to record its second album.
Conflict during recording reportedly erupted between Dave Grohl and drummer William Goldsmith, eventually causing Goldsmith to leave the band.
The band regrouped in Los Angeles and almost completely re-recorded the album with Grohl on drums. The album, The Colour and the Shape, was released on May 20, 1997. Grohl called Hawkins, an acquaintance at the time, to seek recommendations for the band’s new drummer.
Grohl was under the impression that Hawkins would not leave Morissette’s touring band, given she was a bigger act than Foo Fighters at the time.
To Grohl’s surprise, however, Hawkins volunteered to join the band himself, explaining that he wanted to be a drummer in a rock band rather than for a solo act.
Is Taylor Hawkins related to Justin Hawkins?
Justin Hawkins from The Darkness is related to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The Darkness frontman visited The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X this week and revealed how he’s a distant cousin of the Foo Fighters drummer. Justin Hawkins is already pretty rock ‘n’ roll, but now we know it’s in his blood.
Taylor Hawkins Cause Of Death: How Did Taylor Hawkins Die?
No cause of death has been revealed yet as of the time of this filing. Taylor Hawkins, died in Bogotá, the lifeless body of the famous musician was found in a hotel located north of Bogotá.