As you’ve got seemingly heard by now, the music world was shocked this week by the demise of Taylor Hawkins.
The Foo Fighters drummer handed away whilethe band was on tour in Colombia.
He was simply 50 years outdated.
Hawkins touched numerous lives throughout his tragically brief time on earth, and followers, mates, and fellow musicians have spent the previous week sharing private reminiscences of their time with him.
Machine Gun Kelly is the newest celeb to return ahead with a heartwarming story from Taylor’s closing days.
The singer appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM present on Thursday, and revealed that he and his band have been alongside for a part of the current Lollapalooza your of South America, on which the Foos additionally carried out.
Throughout a cease in Paraguay singer Dave Grohl knowledgeable MGK that all the band was planning to take a look at his set.
Sadly, the night time’s present was canceled as a result of inclement climate.
Two days later, Taylor misplaced his life.
“That day was the day that the Foo Fighters have been taking part in with us, on the identical stage, and I had texted [Dave Grohl] and he was like, ‘Sure, I will come watch the present,’ that they had by no means seen the present,” Kelly advised Stern.
“That was the day, ‘Oh my god, the Foo Fighters are going to observe our present,'” he continued.
“So we went to sound verify simply to sharpen up and we constructed audio system simply in order that they — whereas they have been watching from the aspect — might hear totally. We have been so excited, man. The rain got here … get a name, the present’s canceled.”
Kelly recalled that the night rotated because of an invite from Grohl.
“I am texting Dave and we’re tremendous bummed, he is like, ‘Come over to the resort, we’ll shut the rooftop down and have some drinks,'” MGK mentioned.
Kelly arrived with a crew of 20, and he was anxious that he’d introduced too many individuals with him.
Nevertheless, he remembers that “the entire Foo Fighters group — however particularly Taylor” was extremely inviting.
“He went as much as each single one among us and gave us every our second. Like, each single one among us, man, right down to my assistant,” he mentioned, calling Hawkins “such a fantastic soul.”
“He was so pleased with his children. He was so brilliant. He got here to all of us. We have been tripping out … he stopped at each single individual. He gave his coronary heart,” Kelly added.
He concluded the anecdote with amessage to Hawkins’ youngsters, saying:
“I simply need to say, to his children, your father, after we left there, the children in us got here out. We have been identical to, ‘That is the best night time of out life, these legends.'”
“The very last thing he had mentioned — my drummer, we have been tripping out over this — the very last thing he had mentioned to him, he was like, ‘I am simply so bummed I did not get to see you guys play.’
“I actually need to thank him and let his children know that he made us really feel, in a time when the surface world was actually coming in exhausting on us, he made us really feel so assured in ourselves and beloved.”
“Your father is a superb, nice man and we’re all fortunate to know him.”
Whereas most of Hawkins followers weren’t lucky sufficient to satisfy him, the drummers reputation had as a lot to do together with his heat, affable demeanor as his talent behind the equipment.
Our ideas exit to his family members throughout this enormously troublesome time.