Rockers mourn the loss of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Rock and metal musicians immediately began sharing kind words for the late Taylor Hawkins following the tragic news that the Foo Fighters drummer died at age 50 on Friday March 25. The Dave Grohl-led rock band revealed the sad news in a message tonight.

Subsequently, an influx of memorials from the music world proved the drummer’s importance to rock. (Before his career at Foos, Hawkins played drums with Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan. In 2004, he started the side project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.)

See how rockers mourned the loss of Hakwins at the bottom of this post.

Ozzy Osbourne wrote that the musician “was truly a wonderful person and an incredible musician. My heart, love and condolences go out to his wife, children, family, band and fans. See you on the other side.”

Nickelback noted“In complete disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, bandmates, crew, friends and all who have been touched by the music he created with [Foo Fighters, Morissette] and so many others. It’s incredibly sad.”

Drummer Mike Portnoy relayed“In absolute shock and disbelief at the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. An incredible drummer and a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely disgusted …my deepest condolences to his bandmates and family.”

See Hawkins’ impact on the rock world displayed in the many additional condolences below.

Guns N’ Roses

Ozzy Osbourne

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)


David Draiman (disturbed)

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)

Alex Skolnick

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Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides)

Joel Madden


Doc Coyle (Bad Woves)

Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, The Winery Dogs, etc.)

Riki Rachtman (media personality)

Eddie Trunk (media personality)

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