Facts About Taylor Hawkins
|Celebrated Name||Taylor Hawkins|
|Age||51 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Oliver Taylor Hawkins|
|Place Of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Siblings||Jason and Heather Hawkins|
|High School||Laguna Beach High School|
|Children||Three; Annabelle, Oliver Shane and Everleigh|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Music Industry|
|Death Date||25th March 2022|
Taylor Hawkins was a musician and actor from the USA who is famous for being the drummer for the rock band "Foo Fighters". With the band, he recorded eight studio albums between the year 1999 to 2021. He was the touring drummer for Sass Jordan and for Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band "Sylvia" before he joined the band "Foo Fighters" in 1997. Further, he formed his own side project, "Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders" in 2004 releasing three studio albums between the years 2006 and 2019. He also formed the supergroup "NHC" with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney in 2021, where he took on lead vocal and drumming duties. The band's sole album is due for release in 2022. As an actor, he made his film debut with the role of Iggy Pop in the rock film "CBGB". Sadly, he left this world on 25th Marcy 2022.
'Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50
Drummer Taylor Hawkins died during a South American tour with the rock band 'Foo Fighters. On March 25, 2022, he dies at 50. The band was scheduled to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá that night. There were no immediate details on how Hawkins died, although the band said in a statement Friday that his death was a "tragic and untimely loss." His final concert was Sunday at another festival in San Isidro, Argentina. "His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," said a message on the band's official Twitter account that was also emailed to reporters. "Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family." In Dave Grohl's 2021 book "The Storyteller," he called Hawkins his "brother from another mother, my best friend, a man for whom I would take a bullet." "Upon first meeting, our bond was immediate, and we grew closer with every day, every song, every note that we ever played together," Grohl wrote. "We are absolutely meant to be, and I am grateful that we found each other in this lifetime." "God bless you Taylor Hawkins," Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello said on Twitter along with a photo of himself, Hawkins, and Jane's Addiction singer Perry Ferrell. "I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power." "What an incredible talent, who didn't also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway," tweeted Finneas, Billie Eilish's brother, co-writer, and producer. "The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did." He is survived by his wife Alison and their three children.
What is Taylor Hawkins Famous For?
- Being an American Musician.
- Being the drummer for the rock band "Foo Fighters".
Taylor Hawkins Death Cause: How did he die?
Taylor Hawkins passed away on 25th March 2022. He dies at 50. His death was announced by the Foo Fighters. Whereas no cause of death was given. The band was on tour in South America at the time of the announcement and was scheduled to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá that night. According to a statement by local health authorities, a call for emergency services was made because Hawkins was suffering from chest pain, while in his hotel room at the Casa Medina hotel. Health personnel who attended the scene performed CPR. Hawkins did not respond to CPR and was declared dead. Colombian authorities said on March 26 that Hawkins had ten substances in his system when he was found dead, including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. The festival stage, which the Foo Fighters were to perform that night was turned into a candlelight vigil for Hawkins.
What was Taylor Hawkins Real Name?
Taylor Hawkins took birth o 17th February 1972. He was from Fort Worth, Texas, the United States of America. His family moved to Laguna Beach, California, in 1976, where Hawkins grew up and spent his early childhood. His real name was Oliver Taylor Hawkins. He held American nationality. He lastly celebrated his 50th birthday as of 2022. As per his birth date, his zodiac sign falls under Aquarius. He was born to his father, Terry Hawkins, and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Hawkins. He has two siblings namely Jason Hawkins (brother) and Heather Hawkins (sister). By religion, he was Christianity.
Focusing on his education, he attended and graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1990.
Taylor Hawkins Career Timeline
- Hawkins in his early career played in the Orange County-based band Sylvia before he became the drummer for Sass Jordan.
- From June 1995 until March 1997, he was Alanis Morissette's drummer on the tour supporting Jagged Little Pill and her Can't Not tour.
- He even appeared in the videos for "You Oughta Know", "All I Really Want", and "You Learn" alongside Morissette's VHS/DVD Jagged Little Pill, Live (1997).
- After Foo Fighters' drummer William Goldsmith left the band, he was called by Dave Grohl for a drummer to join the band. Hawkins then volunteered to join the band himself, explaining that he wanted to be a drummer in a rock band rather than for a solo act.
- The band then announced Hawkins would be its new drummer on 18th March 1997.
- Further, he also provided vocals, guitar, and piano to various recordings.
- In addition, he performed the lead vocal on a cover of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar".
- Next, he sang lead vocals on "Cold Day in the Sun" from In Your Honor, which was later released as a single, as well as a cover of Cream's "I Feel Free," which appeared as the B-side of "DOA" and on the EP Five Songs and a Cover.
- Likewise, he sang lead vocals for the band's cover of Joe Walsh's "Life of Illusion".
- Also, he sang lead vocals for "Sunday Rain", a track on the Foo Fighters' 2017 album Concrete and Gold.
- Similarly, he later sang the leads vocals on some songs during Foo Fighters live shows, such as a cover of Queen's "Somebody To Love" on his last concert with the band.
- He also contributed to the band's songwriting, and was listed as a co-writer on every album since "There Is Nothing Left to Lose".
- He released a self-titled LP with his side project, Taylor Hawkins, and the Coattail Riders in 2006. They next released two more studio albums: Red Light Fever in 2010, and Get the Money in 2019.
- He now and then played with a Police cover band alternately called "The Cops" and "Fallout."
- At Live Earth in 2007, he was part of SOS Allstars with Roger Taylor of Queen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Moreover, he recorded the drum tracks for the Coheed and Cambria album "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow". He even toured with Coheed and Cambria shortly during the months of the album.
- He and Grohl split drumming duties on "Harmony & Dissidence", the third album by Foo Fighters bandmate Chris Shiflett's own side project, Jackson United.
- Likewise, he played on the track "Cyborg," from Queen guitarist Brian May's 1998 solo album, "Another World" and also played drums at VH1's Rock Honors 2006 while Queen performed "We Will Rock You."
- He sang backing vocals on the Queen + Paul Rodgers single, "C-lebrity".
- While the "Foo Fighters" were on break in 2013, he formed a rock cover band called "Chevy Metal".
- He appeared on Slash's solo album "Slash", released in 2010 where he provided backing vocals on the track "Crucify the Dead," featuring Ozzy Osbourne.
- He was also in the acting field and made his acting debut with the role of Iggy Pop in the rock film "CBGB".
- In March 2014, he announced his new side project called "The Birds of Satan".
- The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2014.
- After that, he invited other stars to sing in the Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album "Get the Money". LeAnn Rimes sang on one of his songs titled "C U In Hell". Whereas other musicians who appeared on his projects included Roger Taylor, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Nancy Wilson, Joe Walsh, Chrissy Hynde, and many more.
- In 2021, Hawkins and Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney formed a supergroup called "NHC". The band made its live debut in September 2021 at Eddie Vedder's Ohana Festival, with Taylor's Foo Fighters bandmate Pat Smear on additional guitar.
- The band recorded an album in 2021, which is due for release in 2022.
- His last performance with the Foo Fighters before his death was at the Lollapalooza Argentina festival on 20th March 2022.
Taylor Hawkins Personal Life: Who is he married to?
Taylor Hawkins was a married man to his beautiful wife, Alison. Thir wedding year was 2005. The duo is blessed with three children namely Oliver Shane (son), Annabelle Hawkins (daughter), and Everleigh. The family is residing in Hidden Hills, California, after moving from Topanga Canyon in 2012. Before his demise, he was living a happy life with his family. There is no news and marital affairs about him with anyone besides his wife. He was very loyal to his spouse. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay.
How much is Taylor Hawkins Net Worth 2022?
Taylor Hawkins was a renowned musician who has released several albums and songs throughout his career. He is one of the celebrated personalities in the American music industry. He is widely recognized for being the drummer for the band "Foo Fighters". He made a huge fortune from his professional work i.e singing career. As of March 2022, the net worth of this famous singer is estimated to have $40 million at the time of his death. His main source of wealth was from the acting and the music industry. His exact salary and career earnings are still to get disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he was making a considerable amount of money from his career. He was living a lavish lifestyle and he enjoyed his life a lot.
How tall was Taylor Hawkins?
Taylor Hawkins was a handsome singer whose standing height was 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). His body type was athletic. His bodyweight measures 70 kg (154 lbs). He had a pair of Brown eyes and his hair color was Blonde. Back then, he overdosed on heroin in August 2001, which left him in a coma for two weeks. Speaking to Beats 1 host Matt Wilkinson in 2018 about the incident, Hawkins said: "I was partying a lot. I wasn't a junkie per se, but I was partying. There was a year when the partying just got a little too heavy. Thank God on some level this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up going, 'What the fuck happened?' That was a real changing point for me".
Trivias About Taylor Hawkins You Need To Know.
- He was a childhood friend of current Yes lead vocalist Jon Davison.
- He said that his drumming was chiefly influenced by classic rock drummers, including Phil Collins of Genesis, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Roger Taylor of Queen, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Jim Gordon of Derek and the Dominos, and Neil Peart of Rush.
- He was voted "Best Rock Drummer" in 2005 by the British drumming magazine Rhythm.
- He was once guest editor of Rhythm and interviewed Collins, Copeland, Taylor, and Perkins for the issue.
- He started as a touring drummer in the progressive experimental rock band "Sylvia".
- He got associated with the rock band "Foo Fighters" in 1997.
- Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of Foo Fighters.