The sudden death of 50-year-old Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who was found in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, shortly before a concert in late March, shocked the rock music community. Now Fr. Rolling Stone A feature of Hawkins ’life, which includes allegations that he felt uncomfortable with the band’s aggressive touring schedule, provoked an unpleasant reaction from the band.
There is still much uncertainty about the exact nature of Hawkins’ death, but Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron told the magazine that Hawkins had a “heartfelt relationship” with frontman Dave Grohl about the amount of time Foo Fighters spent. on the road – the band played about 40 performances in 2021, and about 60 are planned for this year – and it affected him. And Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith offered to understand the incident when Hawkins reportedly lost consciousness on the plane, explaining that he was dehydrated and needed an infusion. After the incident, Smith said Hawkins told him, “I can’t do this anymore.”
Since then, both drummer superstars have offered to respond quickly: Cameron wrote on Instagram that “my quotes were taken out of context and formed into a story I never intended to write,” and Smith wrote that the story they wrote was sensational. and misleading, and if I had known, I would never have agreed to participate. ”
Rolling Stone has not yet commented on Smith and Cameron’s comments, and their Instagram post, which highlights the article, is condemned in the comments by critical fans. As noted by Pitchfork, singer Sass Jordan, who spoke on similar topics related to Hawkins, shared an article on Facebook and has not yet publicly objected.