Pop megastar Billie Eilish was amongst these paying tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on the 2022 Grammys final night time. The US singer-songwriter, who has beforehand spoken of her love of rock and steel bands together with Inexperienced Day, Linkin Park and Avril Lavigne, subtly honoured Hawkins by carrying a t-shirt that includes his photograph whereas performing her music Happier Than Ever on the awards present. Hawkins handed away final month on the age of fifty.
Additionally paying tribute to the beloved drummer was Grammys host Trevor Noah, who famous that the Foos have been meant to be enjoying the present previous to pulling all their upcoming performances within the wake of Hawkins’ demise.
“This was the second within the present after I was imagined to be introducing the Foo Fighters,” Noah mentioned in the course of the ceremony. “We might have been celebrating with them as they gained three Grammy awards earlier at the moment.
“However they’re, after all, not right here because of the passing of their legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins. Our ideas exit to Taylor’s household, his buddies, the Foo Fighter household and all of their followers world wide. We’d prefer to take a second now to recollect Taylor.”
The Grammys then ran a transferring video tribute to Hawkins, whose physique was present in his lodge room close to Bogota forward of a deliberate Foo Fighters present there in March, and whose demise sparked a wave of grief and tribute throughout the music business.