Foo Fighters Cancel All Upcoming Live Shows

Foo Fighters have cancelled all of their remaining tour dates as they mourn the tragic loss of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The group issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together. With Love, Foo Fighters“

Underoath, Mammoth WVH, Candlebox, Etc. Pay Musical Tributes To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Various artists have been honoring the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) with special performances during their recent live shows. You can find some of those tributes below:

Underoath covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in St. Petersburg, FL:

Mammoth WVH covering Foo Fighters “My Hero” for Hawkins in Boston, MA:

Candlebox covering Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” for Hawkins in Dallas, TX:

Daughtry and Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in New Orleans, LA:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators dedicating “Starlight” to Hawkins in Orlando, FL:

Elton John dedicating “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Hawkins in Des Moines, IA:

Liam Gallagher dedicating Oasis’ “Live Forever” to Hawkins in London, UK:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) dedicating “Kill Me Like You Love Me” to Hawkins in Laughlin, NV:

Miley Cyrus dedicating “Angels Like You” to Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts dedicating “Fragile” to Hawkins in Brookhaven, GA:

Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) Reportedly Had Traces Of 10 Different Substances In His Body At The Time Of His Death

According to the Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his body at the time of his death. THC, antidepressants, benzodiazepine and opioids were all among the identified substances.

The following statement was issued:

“Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins:

1) That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’s urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

2) The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins’s death.

3) Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service will continue with its investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.”

This news comes after the Metropolitan Police Of Bogota told El Tiempo that people close to Taylor believed that “the death could be related to the consumption of narcotic substances.” However, they went on to say that “the cause of death [had] yet to be established.”

It’s also worth mentioning that the Bogota municipal government confirmed that the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient suffering “chest pain” just before Hawkins’ death. When paramedics arrived, they tried to revive him, but there was no response.

Luis Carlos Velez, the director of local radio station La FM, also claimed that a police officer found a “cocaine-like” white powder in Hawkins’ room, but that is still unconfirmed. He added that Colombian authorities also “found an empty beer can, an opened bottle of vodka, a Coca-Cola bottle and some other articles which are being analyzed.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Passes Away

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has sadly passed away at the age of 50. The band confirmed the heartbreaking news with the following statement:

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Listen To Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow Metal Album

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has officially released his new metal album. The frontman recorded the effort with guitarist Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry) under the name Dream Widow. That fictional band appears in Foo Fighters’ horror-comedy film “Studio 666,” which is now available on demand.

Release Date Revealed For Dave Grohl’s Upcoming Metal Record

According to Variety, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl will be digitally releasing his new metal album under the name “Dream Widow” on March 25. Physical copies will arrive at a later date. The effort was created alongside Foo Fighters’ horror-comedy film “Studio 666,” which is now available on demand. If you missed it, the first single, “March Of The Insane,” can be found below:

Foo Fighters Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

Foo Fighters have announced a headlining Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates:

11/30 Perth, AUS – HBF Park (feat. The Chats & Teenage Joans)
12/04 Melbourne, AUS – AAMI Park (feat. Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers & Hot Milk)
12/10 Brisbane, AUS – Suncorp Stadium (feat. The Chats & Hot Milk)
12/12 Sydney, AUS – Accor Stadium (feat. The Chats & Hot Milk)
12/15 Wellington, NZ – Sky Stadium (feat. Amyl And The Sniffers & Dick Move)
12/17 Auckland, NZ – Western Springs Stadium (feat. Amyl And The Sniffers & Dick Move)

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Appears In New Episode Of “Hot Ones”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl serves as the special guest on the latest episode of the popular interview series “Hot Ones.” For those unware, that show finds celebrities answering questions while eating spicy wings. You can watch Grohl’s episode below: