Foo Fighters to carry on, tease future plans in message on New Year’s Eve


Foo Fighters have shared that they will be “a different band going forward” as they tease future plans following the unexpected passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March 2022.

The band shared a message on social media on New Year’s Eve, telling fans that Hawkins will be with them in spirit: “As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish the most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us. Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were — and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward … “We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again — and we will soon — he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.”

The band has been on hiatus ever since Hawkins death on March 25th, 2022 while the group was on tour in South America, canceling the remainder of its tour dates.

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