The Foo Fighters will not be appearing at the 2022 Grammy Awards following the death of Taylor Hawkins, the Recording Academy has announced.
According to the official announcement, the tribute to the drummer will take place at the 64th annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Hawkins, 50, was on the South American leg of the band’s world tour when his sudden death was announced over the weekend after falling ill at his hotel in northern Bogota.
The band subsequently announced that they were canceling all of their upcoming tour dates “in light of the devastating loss”.
A note on the Recording Academy’s website read, “Foo Fighters will no longer perform at the 2022 GRAMMYs, although a tribute to Taylor Hawkins will take place.”
No further details were provided about the band’s presence or the tribute.
Hawkins had played in former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s band alongside Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee for more than two decades.
He joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after previously touring with Alanis Morrissette. Hawkins also starred with the band in their recently released film Studio 666.
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Hawkins’ death led to countless tributes to other famous artists, including Sir Paul McCartney, who described him as a “true rock ‘n’ roll hero”.
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