Billie Eilish in Foo Fighters Shirt


Grammys stars pay tribute to longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died suddenly just over a week ago at the age of 50.

Billie Eilish, nominated in seven categories at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, performed “Happier Than Ever” while wearing an oversized black Willy Chavarria t-shirt with a picture of Hawkins on the front and his last name written on the back.

On the red carpet, Best Rock Song nominee Wolfgang Van Halen told USA TODAY that if he could have written one song he was nominated against, it would be Foo Fighters’ “Waiting on a War.”

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The band won all three nominated categories: Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire”, Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War” and Best Rock Album for “Medicine at Midnight”.

The Foo Fighters were originally scheduled to perform at the Grammys, but announced on Thursday that they had canceled those plans shortly after canceling their upcoming tour dates.

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“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirms the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the heartbreaking loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band said in a statement. “We are sorry and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to bring our loved ones together, and to appreciate all the music and all the memories we’ve made together.”

Read the obituary:‘What incredible talent’: Longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50

Bogota’s municipal government released a statement after Hawkins died on March 25 that the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient suffering from “chest pain” and dispatched an ambulance. , although a private ambulance has already arrived at the hotel in northern Bogota.

Health workers tried unsuccessfully to revive him. A preliminary report from Colombia’s attorney general’s office determined that Hawkins had 10 substances in his body when he was found in a hotel room in Bogota.

Contributor: Rasha Ali and Ralphie Aversa


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