The Grammys plan to honor the life and legacy of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during Sunday’s ceremony.
Prior to Hawkins’ sudden death on March 25 while the Foo Fighters were on tour in Colombia, the band was scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony.
While the band canceled all concerts, the Grammys have said, “We will honor his memory in some way.”
Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events at CBS, added, “We want to figure out what’s right to treat everyone involved with respect. we are patient We plan to the end.”
It has not been confirmed if the rest of the Foo Fighters will attend the ceremony, where they will be nominated for three awards including Best Rock Album, which they have previously won four times.
Since Hawkins’ death last week, a number of stars from the music world have recognized his talent. Paul McCartney wrote on Instagram: “Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him. Not only was he a GREAT drummer, but his personality was big and bright and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to live and work with him.”
Queen drummer Roger Taylor also dedicated his OBE to Hawkins, saying he was “devastated” by his death.
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