Foo Fighters will continue without Taylor Hawkins, band confirm

(from left) Nate Mendel, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear perform with the Foo Fighters on June 20, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will return and continue as a band, following the tragic death of their longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, last March.

In a statement shared on social media on New Year's Eve, the band paid tribute to Hawkins – who had served as the band's drummer since 1997 – while adding that they'd be "a different band going forward."

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.