Foo Fighters Announce 1st Album Since Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ Death

The Foo Fighters carry out at their Rock and Roll Induction Ceremony
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A brand new chapter. The Foo Fighters are releasing their first album since drummer Taylor Hawkins’ dying.

The band introduced through Instagram on Wednesday, April 19, that their eleventh album, titled However Right here We Are, is popping out later this yr.

“This Is Taking place Now. Take heed to ‘Rescued.’ From the Album ‘However Right here We Are.’ Accessible June 2. Pre-order hyperlink in bio,” learn the publish, which linked to the primary single from the upcoming file.

Band members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee and Pat Smear didn’t reveal who was enjoying the drums on the brand new monitor. In keeping with a press launch, However Right here We Are is a “brutally trustworthy and emotionally uncooked response to every little thing Foo Fighters endured during the last yr.” It should additionally function a “testomony to the therapeutic powers of music, friendship and household.”

Information of the most recent Foo Fighters mission comes a couple of yr after Hawkins died at age 50. The Texas native was discovered unresponsive in his lodge room in Bogotá, Colombia, in March 2022 whereas on tour with the rock band.

On the time, Colombian officers revealed that Hawkins had 10 medication in his system, together with opioids, marijuana and antidepressants. An official explanation for dying has has not been made public.

Foo Fighters Announce 1st Album Since Drummer Taylor Hawkins Death

Taylor Hawkins

The Foo Fighters addressed the “tragic and premature loss” in a March 2022 assertion, writing through Instagram, “[Taylor’s] musical spirit and infectious laughter will stay on with all of us endlessly. Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”

Two months after the Grammy winner’s passing, his spouse, Alison Hawkins, broke her silence in an emotional tribute. She shared children Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh with Taylor, whom she wed in 2005.

“As Taylor’s spouse, and on behalf of our youngsters, I wish to share how a lot you meant to him and the way devoted he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ throughout each efficiency. Taylor was honored to be part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream position within the band each minute of his 25 years with them. We thought-about each band member and the prolonged Foo Fighters crew our household,” the 48-year-old wrote in Could 2022. “Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will stay on endlessly by the collaborations he so loved having with different musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.”

Taylor initially joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame alongside his band members in 2021.

In September 2022, Grohl, 54, broke down in tears throughout an emotional efficiency of the 2002 hit “Instances Like These” on the Taylor Hawkins Tribute live performance in London. “It’s instances like these you give and provides once more,” he tried to sing as his voice broke. Grohl briefly paused to wipe tears off his face earlier than ending the tune.