Foo Fighters to Carry On as ‘Different Band’ After Taylor Hawkins’ Death

After drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away last year while on tour, the Foo Fighters announced that they would still exist, although as a “different” band.

The rock group referred to 2022 as “the most difficult and tragic year” they had ever experienced in a statement posted on Instagram over the weekend. In that post, they added, “Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.”

Six months after Hawkins’ loss, the Foo Fighters performed at London’s Wembley Stadium in September as part of a star-studded celebration in his honor. Later that month, the Foo Fighters performed a second dedication in Los Angeles.