Taylor Hawkins’ Demise Reminded Jason Bonham of His Dad’s Demise


It is all the time devastating to lose a musician, however sure losses actually have a worldwide impression. Taylor Hawkins‘ demise on the finish of final month hit the entire world actually onerous, and Jason Bonham admitted that it really reminded him of when his father — the legendary John Bonham — died in 1980.

The Led Zeppelin drummer died whereas the band had been rehearsing for an upcoming North American tour in help of their 1979 album In By the Out Door. He was 32 years previous, and his position within the band was so profound that they selected to name it quits after he died.

When Foo Fighters introduced that Hawkins had died in his lodge in Bogota, Colombia on March 25, the music world got here to an identical standstill. As the times adopted, tributes poured in not solely from musicians, however different celebrities and even some political figures as nicely.

“Once we misplaced Taylor, it opened a floodgate of reminiscence for the day that I discovered my father handed,” Jason Bonham advised New York’s 102.3 WBAB. “And to [Hawkins’] household and to his mates and his kids, my love and greatest needs go to them with each ounce of me. He was a beautiful particular person. I bought to hold with him on a number of events and Dave [Grohl], and the entire band are simply wonderful guys.”

Bonham performed a live performance with Sammy Hagar and the Circle the night time that the information of Hawkins’ demise broke, and he described it as one of many hardest exhibits he is ever needed to play.

“[It] was 10 minutes after discovering that out. As I mentioned, it isn’t simply due to him. At the moment, for me, and I feel for lots of us, when any person like that passes, if we have misplaced any person near us, it brings again all of that. However we’ve got to recollect it brings again additionally the enjoyment, the smile, the laughter,” the drummer defined.

“I am lucky — my dad — there’s sufficient clips on YouTube and the Web that you could go to, and I can say to my kids who by no means met him, ‘That is your grandpa…’ So for us, we’re blessed. There’s footage all the time there to point out them what he was like. And a few individuals haven’t got that. So I really feel very lucky.”

Try the full interview right here.

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