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Queen’s Brian Could “annoyed” by Taylor Hawkins’ demise

Brian May well has explained that he feels “so frustrated” by the death of the late Taylor Hawkins.

The Foo Fighters drummer passed absent very last Friday (March 25) at the age of 50 in Bogotá, Colombia whilst the band had been on their South American tour.

The Queen guitarist, who was mates with Hawkins, commented on the tragedy all through an job interview on SiriusXM – noting that he experienced just spoken to the drummer prior to his demise.

“Taylor was pretty near to [Queen], he’s been in my studio a number of of situations. In my lifestyle, I communicate to him typically. I talked to him just a 7 days in the past from when we dropped him,” May explained (by way of Assortment). “We chat about stuff, talking about Dave [Grohl], about what everyday living is like, his joys, frustrations, remaining in Foo Fighters.”

Hawkins was a substantial fan of Queen, with Foo Fighters frequently covering the band all through stay performances. For the duration of the band’s very last exhibit at Lollapalooza Argentina, Hawkins took the mic for a protect of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’, whilst frontman Dave Grohl performed the drums.

“We promptly bonded simply because Taylor and Pat Smear have been the most informed Queen fans, they realized much more about us than we did,” May well mentioned on conference the pair. “We were being just shocked to uncover out how considerably they felt about us.”

May possibly went on to explained Hawkins as “the most effective publicist for Queen ever”.

“He’s been so superior for our graphic!” claimed the guitarist. “Where he variety of regarded us as interesting – which at the time a great deal of persons didn’t.”

He ongoing: “Taylor wasn’t even my generation. I feel of him as a boy – similar as I observed George Michael as a boy – to eliminate them feels all completely wrong. It will make you feel so disappointed. It tends to make you really feel like you want to negotiate with demise.”

The guitarist extra: “It will make you truly feel like if you appeared at it plenty of, if you converse about it sufficient, if you analyse it plenty of then probably you can carry him again, but of system, that’s just not the way it all works.”

Taylor Hawkins. Credit score: Push

Talking to NME for his Soundtrack Of My Lifetime back in 2016, Hawkins described Queen a quantity of situations. When requested for the music that manufactured him want to drum, he chose Queen’s ‘Keep By yourself Alive’.

“There’s a stay variation from 1979, which the band evidently hated, but I enjoy it,” he mentioned. “It’s a person of my favorite Queen records and some of Roger Taylor’s greatest drumming. The Police’s ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ is a further report that produced me go, ‘Wow, I want to engage in drums like that.’ My desire was to sing and search like Roger Taylor 
and perform drums like Stewart Copeland.”

The likes of Paul McCartneyElton JohnJoan JettColdplayMiley CyrusLiam GallagherSlash and Stevie Nicks have all paid tribute to Hawkins’ life and career due to the fact the news of his dying was verified.

The Grammys will also spend tribute to the Hawkins through their 2022 ceremony tonight (April 3).

An preliminary toxicology report into the demise of Foo Fighters drummer has been carried out by well being officers in Bogotá.

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