Known principally for his role as drummer for the post-grunge rock act Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins was born in Dallas on February 17, 1972, but grew up in the surf and sand of California’s Laguna Beach.
Influenced from his youth by the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Hawkins briefly spent time early in his career honing his skills with the experimental group Sylvia before enlisting in the touring band for Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette.
When the Foo Fighters suddenly found themselves without a drummer in 1997, Hawkins jumped at the chance to join the group’s ranks behind the drum kit.
Though immensely enjoying his position with the band — and just as the Foo Fighters grew to be considerable stars in the alternative rock world of the late ’90s and into the 2000s — Hawkins considered himself somewhat of a frustrated songwriter.
Taylor Hawkins Wife: Who Is Alison Hawkins, Taylor Hawkins’ Wife
Hawkins and his wife, Alison, married in 2005. They had three children together. They resided in Hidden Hills, California, after moving from Topanga Canyon in 2012.
Taylor Hawkins’ wife Alison Hawkins and their children are not only a part of his personal life. They were also an important part of his career, contributing to his professional success as a singer.
Alison Hawkins is an American illustrator who grew up drawing, painting, and taking field trips to the Smithsonian.
She started her career as a graphic designer and went on to work as a product designer, illustrating for apparel, toys, and greeting cards. Alison and Taylor Hawkins tied the knot in 2005.