Taylor Hawkins Honored in Special Tribute at 2022 Grammy Awards
Taylor Hawkins was honored in a special tribute at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
The drummer, who died last Friday (March 25), was up for several nominations this year with the Foo Fighters – Best Rock Performance with ‘Making a Fire’, Best Rock Song with ‘Waiting on a War’ and Best Rock Album with their effort 2021 Medicine at midnight. Foo Fighters took home all three awards at this year’s ceremony. They have now won 15 Grammy Awards in their career so far.
The Grammy Awards have aired an “In Memoriam” segment each year during the special, which serves to remember all those who have been lost to the world of music. However, when certain artists die, especially those whose death had a very big impact, they are honored individually. Following Eddie Van Halen’s death in October 2020, the 2021 Grammy Awards included a brief tribute specifically for him, which featured one of his Frankenstrat guitars on stage with a clip of “Eruption” playing in the background.
At the 2022 event, host Trevor Noah granted a moment of silence before showing footage of Hawkins over the years to the sound of Foo Fighters’ “My Hero.” You can watch the video below.
In addition to three Grammy nominations for 2022, Hawkins and the Foo Fighters have accomplished a lot over the past two years. Medicine at midnight, their tenth studio album was released in February 2021, and a few months later they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, the group released their horror-comedy film Workshop 666, which was based on the paranormal encounters they experienced while recording medicine at midnight in a house in Encino, California.
They also had several performances scheduled for 2022, but announced last week that all of their upcoming dates had been canceled due to the loss.
Since the Grammys aired in 2021, we’ve lost a lot of talent, including Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison, longtime Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, Metal Church’s Mike Howe, Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, former Johnny Solinger, lead singer of Skid Row, Meat Loaf and more.
Rest in peace to all those we have lost.
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