RHCP Pay Tribute To Late Taylo...


RHCP Pay Tribute To Late Taylor Hawkins At Music Festival

Jonathan Byrne
Jonathan Byrne

06:26 2 May 2022

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Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25th of this year. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The Californian band were filling in for the Foo Fighters at a festival in New Orleans.

The band are taking some time away from touring to help support Hawkins' family.

During a live performance, the RHCP used a drum kit with 'Taylor' written on it.


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Drummer Chad Smith then made an impassioned speech and asked fans to 'celebrate' Taylor.

"We just found out about this two weeks ago, because Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight," he said.

"We love Foo Fighters, and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. This means a lot to us to be able to play for them."

"The guys in the band are here, they’re supporting. Taylor’s wife Alison and his whole family are here."

"Let’s celebrate music, let’s celebrate our friends, let’s celebrate Taylor. This is what he would want."

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