Foo Fighters To Press On After Hawkins’ Death: ‘We’re Going to be a Different Band Going Forward’

In a year-end note posted to the band’s Instagram, Foo Fighters announced they’ll continue together after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins, the widely beloved drummer for the immensely successful band throughout its 27 year run, died March 25. He was 50. The band’s remaining five members spearheaded two tribute concerts to Hawkins at London’s Wembley Stadium and the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA, in September, but have otherwise remained mum on the band’s future.

On Instagram, the band wrote 2022 was “the most difficult and tragic year our band has ever known.”

“Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life,” the post continued. “And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us get through the darkest times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join a chorus of life together. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band we were — and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.”

Foo Fighters perform at Climate Pledge Arena on October 19, 2021. (Photo by David Conger /

The post ended with a hint that the Foos may soon announce a return to the road.

“We know that when we see you again — and we will soon — he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night,” the post concludes.

The Foos were on the road when Hawkins died, touring South America and scheduled to headline a festival in Bogota, Columbia, that night and to headline Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo two days later.