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Taylor Hawkins in California

TC here and  friends the devastating news of the death of Foo Fighters powerhouse Taylor Hawkins has us reeling. A talent, father, husband, bandmate and  friend gone way too soon. A beacon of light during Foo Fighters shows, his presence was electric.

He was a perfect rock star. Immense talent, personality and a lover of life. A shooting star.

My first memories of seeing Taylor drum was not with Foo Fighters but with two female vocalists. Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette.  Both artists out of Canada. Sass actually called her band “Colorcode” and it was MONSTER with guitarist Stevie Salas as well.

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins in California

Of course Taylor joined Alanis Morissette as part of her “Jagged Little Pill ” touring band which was sheer magic. I was lucky enough to see him drum with  both ladies. He left Alanis to drum with Dave and the Foo’s and the rest is history.

Check out these vintage videos of his early days behind the kit for these two incredible Canadian Women in music.

Taylor, you are missed…..already .

Photo Credit to my friend Debbie Mazz. Who took this candid shot of Taylor at Canejo Valley Days in 2016. I love it…..






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