During a recent appearance on “The Plug With Justin Jay,” Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett opened up about the death of the band’s beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins. The guitarist also took some time to call out various conspiracy theorists who have been making idiotic claims about Hawkins’ death.
Shiflett said the following when asked if the press have been bringing up Hawkins’ death in interviews:
“Most people that I’ve encountered have been respectful about it or try to avoid it. It probably will be [more of a thing] when we ever get around to putting out another Foo Fighters record and go back into the promo boogie woogie.
I remember that when I joined Foo Fighters, it was 1999 so it was a while after Kurt Cobain had died but I would watch interviewers twist themselves in knots trying to ask Dave [Grohl, Foo Fighters vocalist/guitarist] about it but not ask. I would think it would turn into that kinda thing.”
He also added:
“People are pretty respectful but it’s made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about Jim Morrison dying, or Randy Rhoads or any of those rock & roll tragedies. Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people so I get that fascination with [his death] but so much of what I’ve seen out there is so completely wrong.
There’s people out there saying shit like Dave killed Taylor by making him get the COVID vaccine. You’re going to turn it into that? Fuck you. I try not to pay attention to it but it does make you angry because that shit is just disrespectful.”