Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters overdosed on heroin in August 2001, resulting in a two-week coma. After overdosing on narcotics in 2001, Taylor Hawkins felt it would be “the end” for the Foo Fighters. The 46-year-old drummer had reminisced on the accident, which left him in a two-week coma, and how he feared the band was about to split up.
In 2018, the drummer for Learn To Fly told Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, “There was a year where the partying just got a little too heavy.” On some level, thank God, this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night, and I woke up thinking, ‘What the f**k happened?’ That was a watershed moment for me. And then Dave went and played with Queens of the Stone Age, and it looked like the end was near.”
Hawkins, who admits to being a “dumb kid” at the time of his overdose, says he was not a junkie but knows there is “no happy ending with hard drugs.”
“I was, after all, partying a lot. I wasn’t really a junkie, but I was having a good time “The stickman stated.
“I was the stupid kid who was going too far, and if you set a line in front of me, I’d say, ‘Yeah, I’ll do that. I was messing with drugs. The truth is, and this is something I tell my kids, they know everything. They can ask, ‘What the f**k happened to you back then?’ over the internet.
He went on: “With heavy drugs, there is no happy ending. You’ll experiment, you’ll do everything, but at the end of the day, there’s no happy ending.
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“I’m not an AA dude or anything like that. I don’t really talk about how I live my life with people since they don’t need to know too much about it.” We tried to make One By One, and it really looked like the end,” the Everlong rocker continued, before concluding, “I don’t think glamorising that lifestyle is a good thing, I just don’t, I just don’t. I think it’s a bad message.”
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Taylor Hawkins, the multi-platinum rock band Foo Fighters’ hard-pounding drummer, died on Friday. He was 50 years old. Hawkins was performing with the Foo Fighters in Bogotá, Colombia, two nights before the band’s headlining concert at Lollapalooza Brazil on Sunday.
Hawkins was born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1972, and grew up in Laguna Beach, California. Before winning his first large gig as a drummer for Canadian vocalist Sass Jordan, he was a member of the small Southern California band Sylvia. He subsequently spent the mid-1990s as Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer until Grohl persuaded him to join the Foo Fighters.