“Will see you again soon”
The Foo Fighters redeem their fans
01/02/2023 1:24 p.m
In March 2022, the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins at just 50 shook the Foo Fighters. The fans of the group around singer Dave Grohl are also concerned, as the dissolution of the band does not seem to be out of the question. But at the turn of the year they are treated to good news.
Foo Fighters fans are relieved to hear the band plans to continue without Taylor Hawkins. The drummer died unexpectedly on March 25, 2022 at the age of just 50. The band has not performed since then, save for two tribute concerts in September in honor of their drummer. With a message on Instagram, the band around Dave Grohl is now back in the new year.
In the statement, the band members describe 2022 as the “most difficult and tragic year” they have experienced in their career. But it also made them realize how grateful they are for their loved ones. The Foo Fighters were founded 27 years ago to show the healing power of music and how life can go on. Dave Grohl formed the group after the suicide of singer Kurt Cobain, with whom he had previously played on Nirvana.
Since then, fans have built a global community that has helped the band through their toughest years. “A place where we can share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears and join in a common choir of life through music,” the band’s current statement reads.
“Scared to Death”
Without Hawkins they would never have become the band they were in the past, Grohl and Co. are sure. And without him, they would continue to be a different band, the Foo Fighters explain – and at the same time indicate their imminent return. “We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – his spirit will be with all of us every night “, is it[called
Fans have responded with relief to the message that the Foo Fighters want to continue without Hawkins. Many had apparently expected a dissolution statement. “The beginning of the message scared me to death,” writes a follower, adding: “Fortunately, it’s not a farewell message.” Another follower notes, “Thanks for choosing to stay with us.”
Many fans assure that they want to remain loyal to the band even without Hawkins: “We promised: If you come back, we’ll come back too,” writes one of them. “We know it won’t be the same without Taylor, but it’s a new chapter and Taylor will always be with us and part of our foo community.”