Grammys will pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins during the ceremony

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31 Mar 2022, 15:48

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The Grammys are planning on honouring the life and career of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during the ceremony on Sunday (3 April).

Hawkins tragically passed away on 25 March while the band was on tour in Colombia, and they were due to perform at the awards show.

The Foo Fighters have since cancelled all live performances, but the Grammys have said they will still be honouring the life and legacy of Taylor Hawkins.

In a statement to Variety, Jack Sussman, CBS’s executive vice president of specials, music and live events, said: “We will honour his memory in some way.

“We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end.”

The Foo Fighters have been nominated for three awards, including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight.

Taylor Hawkins playing the drums on stage

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However, it has not been confirmed whether they will be in attendance or taking part in the tribute.

Hawkins’ death rocked the world of music when it was reported last week, and many stars have come out to pay their respects to his bandmates and his legacy.

In a post on Instagram, Paul McCartney wrote: “Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him. Not only was he a GREAT drummer but his personality was big and shiny and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to live and work alongside him.”

Liam Gallagher dedicated a performance of the Oasis song Live Forever to the drummer as he took to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust concert.

Queen drummer Roger Taylor also dedicated his OBE to Hawkins, adding he was “devastated” by his death.

The cause of Hawkins’ death has not yet been confirmed.