Foo Fighters achieve a clean sweep at Grammys just days after Taylor Hawkins' death

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By stefan armitage

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Foo Fighters achieved a clean sweep at Sunday night's 64th annual Grammy Awards, in a bittersweet moment for the band and its fans.

The impressive sweep came just nine days after the death of the band's drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

None of the group's members were present to accept the awards in person, after the band announced last week that it was canceling any remaining tour dates following Hawkins' tragic passing.

During the pre-show Premiere Ceremony at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom, Foo Fighters took home the Grammy in each of the three categories the group was nominated in. Foo Fighters won Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight, Best Rock Song for 'Waiting on a War', and Best Rock Performance for 'Making a Fire'.

Show organizers also paid tribute to Hawkins with a video package featuring photographs and footage from throughout his career.

Additionally, when Billie Eilish took to the stage to perform her track 'Happier Than Ever', she did so while wearing a t-shirt with the beloved drummer's picture on it.

Following the three wins, the band has now won a total of 15 Grammys since forming in 1994.

As reported by BBC News, Hawkins passed away at the age of 50 in a Bogota hotel, as the band was preparing to play at the Estereo Picnic festival on March 25 in Bogotá amid their South American tour.

Per Rolling Stone, the municipal government in Bogotá released a statement confirming that the city's emergency services had been made aware of a man suffering "chest pain". The city's health department later revealed that Hawkins did not respond to resuscitation attempts and was declared dead at the scene.

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The drummer's cause of death is yet to be determined, but the Attorney General of Colombia has reported that at least 10 substances were found in Hawkins's system, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

Following the heartbreaking news, Foo Fighters announced that the remaining tour dates would be canceled entirely.

The band wrote: "It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.

"We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. 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."

Our thoughts continue to go out to Hawkins' family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Suzan Moore / Alamy

Foo Fighters achieve a clean sweep at Grammys just days after Taylor Hawkins' death

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By stefan armitage

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Foo Fighters achieved a clean sweep at Sunday night's 64th annual Grammy Awards, in a bittersweet moment for the band and its fans.

The impressive sweep came just nine days after the death of the band's drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

None of the group's members were present to accept the awards in person, after the band announced last week that it was canceling any remaining tour dates following Hawkins' tragic passing.

During the pre-show Premiere Ceremony at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom, Foo Fighters took home the Grammy in each of the three categories the group was nominated in. Foo Fighters won Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight, Best Rock Song for 'Waiting on a War', and Best Rock Performance for 'Making a Fire'.

Show organizers also paid tribute to Hawkins with a video package featuring photographs and footage from throughout his career.

Additionally, when Billie Eilish took to the stage to perform her track 'Happier Than Ever', she did so while wearing a t-shirt with the beloved drummer's picture on it.

Following the three wins, the band has now won a total of 15 Grammys since forming in 1994.

As reported by BBC News, Hawkins passed away at the age of 50 in a Bogota hotel, as the band was preparing to play at the Estereo Picnic festival on March 25 in Bogotá amid their South American tour.

Per Rolling Stone, the municipal government in Bogotá released a statement confirming that the city's emergency services had been made aware of a man suffering "chest pain". The city's health department later revealed that Hawkins did not respond to resuscitation attempts and was declared dead at the scene.

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Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

The drummer's cause of death is yet to be determined, but the Attorney General of Colombia has reported that at least 10 substances were found in Hawkins's system, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.

Following the heartbreaking news, Foo Fighters announced that the remaining tour dates would be canceled entirely.

The band wrote: "It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.

"We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. 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."

Our thoughts continue to go out to Hawkins' family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: Suzan Moore / Alamy