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Foo Fighters say they will continue as a band, following death of Taylor Hawkins

By | Published on Tuesday 3 January 2023

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Nine months on from the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will continue as a band. No new band member has yet been announced.

In a statement posted on New Year’s Eve, the band say: “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 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 continuation of life”, they continue. “And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all 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”, they go on, “we never would have become the band that were 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”.

Other than “soon”, no further information is given about when the band might perform or record again. In September last year, the band played two tribute concerts in memory of Hawkins in London and LA, joined by an array of guest musicians.