Foo Fighters wipe out Grammys’ rock categories after Taylor Hawkins’ death

Foo Fighters swept the rock categories at the Grammys following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The band won all three awards they were nominated for at the 64th Annual Awards: Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album for their latest work, Medicine at Midnight.

It comes just over a week after Hawkins’ death was announced on social media while the band was on tour in South America.

The band canceled several upcoming tour dates as well as their performance at Sunday’s Grammys, and their awards were accepted by host Jimmy Jam.

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The awards come just over a week after Hawkins’ death was announced on social media while the band was on tour in South America (Yui Mok/PA)

According to an official statement from the Recording Academy, a tribute to the drummer will take place at the ceremony.

Oscar winner and Grammy nominee Billie Eilish performed at the ceremony wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Hawkins on the front.

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 the Foo Fighters in 1997 after previously touring with Alanis Morrissette. Hawkins also starred with the band in their recently released film Studio 666.

Hawkins’ death led to countless tributes to other famous artists, including Sir Paul McCartney, who described him as a “true rock and roll hero”.

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Foo Fighters won Best Rock Performance for Making A Fire and Best Rock Song for Waiting On A War, which is included on their latest album.

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