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Gone too soon

Foo Fighters drummer longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins died of a heart condition in Bogota, Columbia this past March 22 at the age of 50. His death was a shock to everyone in the music world and to his millions of fans. He was considered one of the best drummers of his generation, starting out his career in Orange County California playing for the band Sylvia where he caught the ear and eyes of Alanis Morissette who hired him to play drums on her “Jagged Little Pill” tours of 1995 – 1997. He was also in the videos for “You Oughta Know”, “All I Want” and “You Learn” as well.

Late 1997 Dave Grohl called Taylor (an acquaintance) for recommendations for a new drummer for the Foo Fighters, to Grohls’ surprise Taylor volunteered to join the band, and the rest is history.

Tribute to one of the best drummers

On September 27 the stars came out to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins and show their love for the legend that was gone too soon. The concert took six hours and featured over 50 musicians,  following a star studded tribute in London on September 3.  Bands including Def Leppard, Queen, the James Gang, Rush, Soundgarden, Mötley Crüe, Miley Cyrus all came to pay tribute as did his own former bands Chevy Metal, the Coattail Riders, and of course, the Foo Fighters.

Miley Cyrus gets a phone call

Miley Cyrus was at the L.A. show and chose to sing Def Leppard’s classic “Photograph” and here’s why. Miley posted a phone message from her friend Taylor Hawkins once that she has never erased. Taylor thought she would do an incredible job singing it live.

Listen to Taylor’s phone message to Miley

It looks like Taylor Hawkins was right. Watch this.