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Started by Tagyourit on Mar 26, 2022 11:17:38 AM
RIP Taylor Hawkins
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Tagyourit - 26 Mar 2022 11:18:17 (#1 of 19)

We saw him in '96 drumming for Alanis Morisette at the Phoenix Festival (this was less than a year before he joined the Foos who were also playing on the day). Whenever I saw him on TV or online he always seemed to be having huge amounts of fun which belied how technically brilliant a drummer he was.

SteveFrench - 27 Mar 2022 13:43:51 (#2 of 19)

“He was a friend and one of the most uplifting and inspiring people we have ever known,” wrote musician John Fogerty, former frontman for 1960s act Creedence Clearwater Revival. “A great drummer and a wonderful human being

https://nypost.com/2022/03/26/taylor-hawkins-death-may-be-tied-to-drugs-police/

A lot of musicians seemed to love this guy.

I was at a couple of the Phoenix festivals too but can’t remember if it was ‘96.

Reports say his heart was twice as heavy for a man his age - is this the kind of heart enlargement that happens to athletes too? I presume he was in pretty good shape apart from still going on benders obviously.

His poor daughter

Tagyourit - 27 Mar 2022 13:53:48 (#3 of 19)

I was at a couple of the Phoenix festivals too but can’t remember if it was ‘96

He was playing on the Saturday headlined by Neil Young and Crazy Horse (one of the best live shows I've seen).

Sabacious - 27 Mar 2022 14:04:24 (#4 of 19)

Reports say his heart was twice as heavy for a man his age - is this the kind of heart enlargement that happens to athletes too?

More likely the kind of heart enlargement that comes from long-term cocaine use.

darkhorse - 27 Mar 2022 15:05:20 (#5 of 19)

Which probably made him uplifting and inspiring company.

Macpaddy - 27 Mar 2022 15:08:23 (#6 of 19)

Stupid a-hole was full of drugs, 10 different varieties. You pack your system with opiods then don't expect to live long.

Impedimenta - 27 Mar 2022 15:12:26 (#7 of 19)

A little short for a eulogy, but I suppose it'll do.

I really liked Taylor Hawkins - he was a powerhouse of energy - and I am very sad that he has died at such a stupidly young age.

Tenesmus - 27 Mar 2022 14:16:22 (#8 of 19)

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had opioids, marijuana and other drugs in his system before he died, Colombian investigators say.

A toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body, including anti-depressants.

The cause of death remains unknown and investigators did not say if the mix of drugs was a factor.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60890202

darkhorse - 27 Mar 2022 15:47:32 (#9 of 19)

I remember 20 years ago when John Entwistle died, aged 57 of an OD, in a stripper's bed, I thought blimey, wouldn't you give that all up by that age? I, having just turned 30, naively imagined old rockers to have done it all and got bored by it.

Possibly turns out they are overstressed workhorses, simultaneously propping themselves up and getting a decent night's sleep by use of a dangerous cocktail of chemicals.

Oldbathrobe1 - 27 Mar 2022 16:01:52 (#10 of 19)

Possibly turns out they are overstressed workhorses, simultaneously propping themselves up and getting a decent night's sleep by use of a dangerous cocktail of chemicals.



That has been the case since the 50s. Men who got amphetamine habits from army pep pills in Normandy and Korea came back to become truck drivers, because it was conducive to the amphetamine habit and because it kept them and their mood swings away from other people. Jerry Lee Lewis remembered being tipped in rolls of benzedrine when playing truck stops. Later, unscrupulous managers cottoned on to keep cash cows on the road.

AlanII - 27 Mar 2022 16:51:05 (#11 of 19)

I remember 20 years ago when John Entwistle died, aged 57 of an OD, in a stripper's bed, I thought blimey, wouldn't you give that all up by that age?

He died of heart failure which was congenital and brought on by his having used cocaine. I don't remember overdose being the verdict. Darwin and stupidity got him.

darkhorse - 27 Mar 2022 18:19:53 (#12 of 19)

I stand corrected, Alan. Anyway the second part of the sentence still applies.

AlanII - 27 Mar 2022 18:20:41 (#13 of 19)

I agree.

Tenesmus - 28 Mar 2022 07:18:22 (#14 of 19)

TH reviews Whiplash.

https://www.loudersound.com/features/we-wanted-taylor-hawkins-to-review-a-movie-and-the-loveliest-thing-happened

thisonehasalittlehat - 28 Mar 2022 12:19:34 (#15 of 19)

Meh. Not my tempo.

thisonehasalittlehat - 28 Mar 2022 12:21:20 (#16 of 19)

This is a joke about whiplash not about the esteemed drummer under discussion here.

Oldbathrobe1 - 28 Mar 2022 12:23:54 (#17 of 19)

It's a stressful watch.

darkhorse - 28 Mar 2022 12:24:28 (#18 of 19)

A hard hitting movie?

thisonehasalittlehat - 28 Mar 2022 12:31:41 (#19 of 19)

It dragged a bit.

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