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The Foo Fighters cancelled their Grammys performance. Image: Getty Images.

RIP Taylor Hawkins: Foo Fighters cancel Grammys performance

The Foo Fighters have officially cancelled their performance at the 64th annual Grammy awards after the death of Taylor Hawkins.

Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters cancelled their Grammys performance. Image: Getty Images.

A representative for Foo Fighters confirmed to The Post that the band will not be playing at the 64th annual Grammy awards via a statement on Thursday 31 March. 


Jack Sussman – CBS’ executive vice president of specials, music, and live events — told Variety that late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will be honoured at the Grammys this Sunday 3 April. 

“We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end,” he said. 

Now, it has been revealed that the Foo Fighters will not be playing at the Grammys this year. The band had a pre-scheduled performance. A representative for the band told The Post that the Foo Fighters are “not playing the Grammys.” 

It is not clear whether the band members will join in on the tribute for Taylor or not. This comes after the band cancelled all their scheduled performances because of the death of Taylor.

“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned,” said the band in a statement.

“Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together,” the statement continued.

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The Foo Fighters drummer was found dead in his Colombian hotel room on Friday 25 March. This was where his group was scheduled to play a festival gig that same day. 

A toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body. This included antidepressants but his cause of death still remains unknown. Investigators did not say if the mix of drugs was a factor. So, the cause of death still has not been revealed.

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