- 04 Apr 22
American rockers The Foo Fighters cancelled their Grammys performance last week in light of the recent tragedy.
The Foo Fighters won three Grammy awards at last night's Las Vegas ceremony, following the recent loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The band won in all three categories for which they were nominated, including Best Rock Performance for 'Making a Fire', Best Rock Song for 'Waiting On a War', and Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight (their last album featuring Hawkins).
Hawkins, 50, was staying with the rest of the band at a hotel in Bogota Colombia where they were set to perform at Estereo Picnic at the time of the drummer's sudden death.
This latest win brings the bands total Grammy haul to 15, making them the most Grammy awarded American band in history.
Presenter Jimmy Jam accepted each of the awards on behalf of the band, who were not in attendance.
At a later point in the ceremony, host Trevor Noah said: "This was the moment in the show when I was supposed to be introducing the Foo Fighters. We would have been celebrating with them as they won three Grammy awards earlier today.”
"But they are, of course, not here due to the passing of their legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins," he went on. "Our thoughts go out to Taylor's family, his friends, the Foo Fighter family and all of their fans around the world. We’d like to take a moment now to remember Taylor."
There was then a montage shown of some of Taylors performances with the band and backstage footage set to the Foo Fighters’ iconic song 'My Hero'. Hawkins was also included in the larger In Memoriam section to honour those in the music world who were lost over the past year.
Billie Eilish also paid tribute to Hawkins during her performance by wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned with an image of the late drummer.
In the wake of their joyful drummer Taylor Hawkins' untimely death, rock stalwarts @foofighters won #GRAMMYs in all three of the rock categories at the 2022 GRAMMYs for 'Medicine At Midnight' and tracks therein. https://t.co/ASLA7j6INm
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) April 4, 2022
Other big winners at last night’s 64th annual Grammy awards included Jon Batiste, Silk Sonic, Doja Cat, Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, and pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo.
This year marked the first time that the ceremony has been held at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada.
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