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Friends Say He Was Exhausted, the Band Says Otherwise

Taylor Hawkins' death is still unexplained, but there may have been warning signs beforehand

(Newser) - Update: Following the publication of a Rolling Stone longform on the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron is walking back his quotes from that article. "When I agreed to take part in the Rolling Stone article about Taylor, I assumed it would be...

Foo Fighters: 'Let's Take This Time to Grieve'

Band has called off remaining tour dates after death of drummer Taylor Hawkins

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters have decided to cancel their upcoming tour dates instead of trying to replace one of rock's most charismatic drummers at the last minute. Taylor Hawkins, 50, was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia on Friday, shortly before the band was due to perform...

Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Had Drugs in His System

Including opioids and antidepressants, but no cause of death has been determined yet

(Newser) - No cause of death has yet been announced for Taylor Hawkins, the 50-year-old drummer for the Foo Fighters who was found dead Friday night in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia. As Colombian officials investigate, a preliminary toxicology report reveals that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system, per...

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50
For Foo Fighters,
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Untimely Loss'
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For Foo Fighters, a 'Tragic and Untimely Loss'

Drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50 while on tour with band in Bogota, Colombia

(Newser) - Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for Foo Fighters for 25 years and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50. There were no immediate details on how Hawkins died, although the band said in a statement Friday that his...

NYC Takes a 'Huge Step': 'No One Seems Anything but Ecstatic'

Foo Fighters rocked full-capacity Madison Square Garden in front of thousands of vaxxed attendees

(Newser) - Madison Square Garden was rocking again over the weekend, for the first time in 15 months. In what CBS New York calls a "huge step for New York's reopening," the New York City arena saw 15,000 or so fans show up for the Foo Fighters concert...

Here Is Your 2021 Rock Hall of Fame Class

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's headed to Cleveland on first try

(Newser) - Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, reports the AP , leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland...

More Ladies Get the Nod for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's 'the most gender-inclusive ballot' yet: Billboard

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters and Jay-Z could be destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The acts are two of 16 nominated Wednesday for entrance into the rock hall in 2021. Seven of the acts feature women, making this "the most gender-inclusive...

10-Year-Old to Dave Grohl: 'Check! Mate!'

The Foo Fighters founder accepts Nandi Bushell's challenge

(Newser) - Seen Nandi Bushell play the drums? Dave Grohl sure has, and he drummed right back. What Mashable calls "an adorable remote drum battle" began when the 10-year-old tweeted video of herself ripping into the Foo Fighters' hit song "Everlong" and saying, "Mr Grohl I would love to...

Foo Fighters Pull Off Biggest Rickroll Ever

Astley joins them for music festival mash-up

(Newser) - In scenes that would have almost certainly confounded Kurt Cobain, the Foo Fighters pulled off the most spectacular Rickroll of all time at a music festival in Tokyo on Sunday. After the band performed a few of their own songs, lead singer Dave Grohl told the audience at the Summer...

In Foo Fighters vs. Westboro, Dave Grohl Just Scored

Hint: Rickroll.

(Newser) - Picking a fight with Dave Grohl is apparently more ill-advised than previously thought , as members of the Westboro Baptist Church have again found. Back in 2011, the Foo Fighters responded to a WBC protest of their concert in Kansas City by driving by in a flatbed truck and performing "...

This Is What 1K People Covering Foo Fighters Sounds Like

The project has been a year in the making

(Newser) - What started off as an idea in May 2014 and turned into logistical and technical gymnastics in the months leading up to the big event has just been pulled off. One thousand people from all over Italy gathered in a field in the northern town of Cesena to perform the...

Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage, Injures Leg, Finishes Show

'I think I just broke my leg'

(Newser) - If Dave Grohl wasn't already a legend to his Swedish fans, he is now: He fell off the stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg last night, seriously injured his leg, and then returned to finish the show, reports the Guardian . "I think I just broke my...

Dave Grohl Helps Out a Dying Fan

Aussie with terminal cancer will meet the band

(Newser) - A big Foo Fighters fan with terminal cancer will get to scratch off one item from his wish list: meeting Dave Grohl and the band. The band was flying home from Australia when a flight attendant told Grohl about the wish of her friend, Australian Ken Powell, 56, who has...

Courtney Love Explains Weird Cobain Rant

Oh, and did we mention she went topless, too?

(Newser) - Courtney Love had quite the night on Sunday, first ranting against a fan who held up a picture of Kurt Cobain before storming off stage, only to return and flash the audience. Afterward, she explained the diatribe (which you can watch in full in the gallery—it’s definitely NSFW),...

Foo Fighters Punk Westboro Protesters

Dave Grohl's in the mood for 'some hot-man muffins'

(Newser) - When the Westboro Baptist Church decided to protest the Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City on the grounds that their music promoted fornication and homosexuality, the band came up with a counter-protest of their own. The musicians—dressed in hillbilly costumes from a recent promo video—performed their song "...

Air Guitar Contest Crowns New World Champ

German woman snags top prize for Foo Fighters performance

(Newser) - A German woman rocked her invisible guitar yesterday and walked off with top prize at the 16th Air Guitar World Championships—the first female to snag a medal there in seven years. Held in Oulu in northern Finland, the contest included wild fingerers like US champ Justin "Nordic Thunder"...

SNL's Obama: Nobody Got What They Wanted

Even the congressional interns are peeved over budget deal

(Newser) - Fred Armisen's Barack Obama opened Saturday Night Live last night with a summary of the budget deal: "No one got everything he wanted, and everyone walked away unhappy." The unhappiness trickled down to Congress, Congressional cleaning staff and interns, Tea Partiers, Mitt Romney, the New York Times, and...

David Byrne Sues Charlie Crist for $1M Over Song Use

Use of Talking Heads song 'Road to Nowhere' at issue

(Newser) - David Byrne has sued Charlie Crist for $1 million, saying the Florida governor used the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an ad without permission. Crist, who was then running in the Republican Senate primary, used the song in an attack ad targeting Marco Rubio. "I was...

Artists' Complaints About Pols' Use of Songs Off-Key

Free speech outweighs whatever objections they might have

(Newser) - Political campaigns routinely use popular music to help shape voters’ perceptions about their candidate. And while the practice may hit a sour ideological note with some artists, there’s not much they can—or should—do to turn off the music, since both copyright laws and free-speech doctrine support it,...

Foo Fighters: McCain's Not Our 'Hero'

Band complains that candidate is using song without permission

(Newser) - When it comes to the “rock music” the kids are so into these days, John McCain just can’t catch a break. Joining an increasingly long line of ticked-off rockers, the Foo Fighters are accusing the candidate of using their song “My Hero” without permission, Wired reports. "...

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