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Foo Fighters Sweep at Grammys Following Death of Taylor Hawkins

Tribute to late drummer Taylor Hawkins will follow band’s wins

Rolling Stone Apr 04, 2022

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters perform during day three of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 20, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

By Jon Blistein and Angie Martoccio

The Foo Fighters won every Grammy they were nominated for at the ceremony on Sunday, April 3.

The band won Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire,” Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War,” and Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight. The wins reportedly make them the most-awarded American band in Grammy history.

The news arrives days after the Foos pulled out of a previously scheduled Grammys performance after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins (they also canceled the rest of their shows for 2022).

Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music, and live events at CBS — which broadcasts the Grammys — revealed that they are working on a tribute to the Foo Fighters drummer following his death last week. “We will honor his memory in some way. We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved,” Sussman told Variety. “We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end”

Hawkins died suddenly in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 25 as the Foo Fighters were preparing for a show at the Festival Estéro Picnic. The Bogotá municipal government issued a statement confirming that the city’s emergency services received a call about a patient complaining of “chest pain.”

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After health workers arrived on the scene, they tried “resuscitation maneuvers” on Hawkins, but he was declared dead. An exact cause of death has not been determined yet, but the Attorney General of Colombia said at least 10 substances were found in Hawkins, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

From Rolling Stone US.

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