Taylor Hawkins

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Oliver Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022) was an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters, with whom he recorded eight studio albums between 1999 and 2021.[1] Before joining the band in 1997, he was a touring drummer for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette, as well as the drummer of the progressive experimental band Sylvia.[2]

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Taylor Hawkins
Hawkins performing with Foo Fighters in 2017
Hawkins performing with Foo Fighters in 2017
Background information
Birth nameOliver Taylor Hawkins
Born(1972-02-17)February 17, 1972
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
OriginLaguna Beach, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 25, 2022(2022-03-25) (aged 50)
Bogotá, Colombia
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • vocals
Years active1990–2022
Formerly of

In 2004, Hawkins formed his own side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he played drums and sang, releasing three studio albums between 2006 and 2019.[3] He formed the supergroup NHC with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney in 2020, where he also took on lead vocal and drumming duties.[4]

Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of Foo Fighters.[5] He was voted "Best Rock Drummer" in 2005 by the British drumming magazine Rhythm.

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