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Foo Fighters Withdraw From The 2022 Grammys After Taylor Hawkins Dies

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fu fighters He no longer performs on Sundays Grammy Awards after Drummer Taylor Hawkins dies last friday, rolling rock Learn.

The band was nominated for three awards per night: “Making Fire” for Best Rock Performance, “Waiting for War” for Best Rock Song, and Medicine in the middle of the night Best rock album.

The canceled Grammy performance comes after the group canceled everyone stop their next tour To focus on Hawkins’ grief.

“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm that all upcoming tour dates have been canceled in light of the heavy loss of our brother Taylor HawkinsThe band said in a statement earlier this week. “We are sorry and share the disappointment that we won’t see each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, heal, bring our loved ones closer, and appreciate all the music and memories we made together.”

Hawkins died in Bogota, Colombia while the band was preparing for a show at the Estéro Picnic Festival. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined, but the Colombian attorney general said that at least 10 substances were found in Hawkins, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

It’s unclear how the Recording Academy plans to honor Hawkins as part of the broadcast. CBS Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events, Jack Sussman diverse On Wednesday, “We will honor his memory in some way. We want to know what is the right thing to do that respects everyone involved. We are patient. We will plan until the end.”

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