Blog: FRIDAY JAM: If anything could ever be this good again (3/25/22)

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Taylor Hawkins

Was scrolling twitter Friday night when I can across the shocking news that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away unexpectedly at age 50.

What awful news. Excellent drummer, super fun guy.

I can’t claim to be a huge Foo Fighters fan, but I appreciate what they’ve meant to rock music for the last 25 or so years. They’re among the last of dying breed. Hawkins’ talent and attitude have been a huge part of that.

My favorite way to think of Hawkins is playing Dave Grohl’s wife in the video for their 1997 hit “Everlong.” The video is everything this band should be known for and how we should remember Hawkins — really good music without taking things too seriously.

Rest in peace, Taylor.

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