Rockers Mourn the Loss of Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins

Rock and metal musicians immediately began sharing kind words for the late Taylor Hawkins after it emerged that the Foo Fighters drummer had died at age 50 on Friday (March 25). The Dave Grohl-led rock band revealed the sad news in a message that night.

Subsequently, an influx of memorials from across the music world proved the drummer’s importance to rock. (Before his Foos career, Hawkins played drums with Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan. In 2004, he started the side project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.)

See how rockers mourned the loss of Hakwins down near the bottom of this post.

Ozzy Osbourne wrote that the musician “was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side.”

Nickelback said, “In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with [Foo Fighters, Morissette] and so many others. This is so incredibly sad.”

Drummer Mike Portnoy relayed, “In absolute shock and disbelief over the the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. Amazing drummer and a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely gutted… my deepest condolences to his bandmates and family.”

See several additional condolences below.

Guns N’ Roses

Ozzy Osbourne

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)


David Draiman (Disturbed)

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)

Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides)

Doc Coyle (Bad Woves)

Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, etc.)

Riki Rachtman (Media Personality)

Eddie Trunk (Media Personality)

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