Scroll below to see some notable tributes from rock’s biggest names.
Pearl Jam/Matt Cameron
“Long live Taylor Hawkins. He enriched my life as a dear friend & fellow musician. He brought so much joy to the world of music, he will be forever missed. Our deepest condolences to Alison, Shane, Annabelle & Everleigh Hawkins & the entire Foo Fighters family.” 📸: Ross Halfin pic.twitter.com/ZsnqmjmPaW
He was such an optimistic and musical dude, ‘twas was like he came from another era and didn’t give a fuk, was just gonna totally enjoy where he was at in the now, bless his heart, a true rocker. pic.twitter.com/wTYLEIXPaE
“My dear brother. Few words, many tears. We were great friends from the tender age of 10. All the defining life experiences we shared. We dared to dream a life of music! We reached those heights! You will always be my motivation and inspiration. I am because we are. Jon” pic.twitter.com/cZNuKS0nFZ
The YES family is saddened to hear of the death of Taylor Hawkins. He was a staple backstage at many Cali shows as he was a dear friend of our own Jon Davison. We send our love to all feeling pain at this sad time. @QEDGManagementpic.twitter.com/6ntqpGlJOe
Tonights show is in honor of my friend Taylor Hawkins. The most bad ass dude I know who would want me to shine and sing LOUD for the love of rock n roll! I’ve got this with a little help from my friend TH above & all of you. Let’s do it . 🦅🖤🤘🏻
and those who were fortunate to experience his electric onstage charisma and personal warmth were forever changed for the better. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Taylor’s loved ones and the entire Foo Fighters family. pic.twitter.com/tpUQvZygoH
I woke up this morning to hear the awful news of Taylor Hawkins death. What a terrible loss to us all. He was such a lovely guy and such a brilliant player. ⁰My deepest condolences go out to his family, his band and his fans. He will be sadly missed Rest In Peace Taylor. -Tony pic.twitter.com/MSYRMzDy8c
I’m greatly saddened today after hearing the news about Taylor Hawkins. He was one of those absoloutly rare people ya just couldn’t help feeling good around him. You see he loved his family and life thru and thru. And he was a ripping drummer. Taylor you will be missed!! pic.twitter.com/k31asatz8y
Shocked n’ saddened to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins.He was a really great guy, drummer n’ family man. Was always great to see him!Was looking forward to seeing him n’ everyone in Daytona.Truly saddened. My deepest condolences to his family, the Foo Fighters n’their fans.
In absolute shock & disbelief over the the passing of Taylor Hawkins. I’ve always had so much admiration for him. Amazing drummer & a gem of a guy who was always fun to be around. I’m absolutely gutted…my deepest condolences to his bandmates & family 😥🙏 #RIPTaylorHawkinspic.twitter.com/a3X0k2AqYW
In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters@Alanis and so many others. This is so incredibly sad. pic.twitter.com/2AUeqpaN94
. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side - Ozzy
I’ve seen a lot of live bands in my time and I can honestly say that I have never seen a drummer and guitar player interact in a more jovial, genuine, and entertaining way than how @taylorhawkins and #DaveGrohl did. One of the best in history. Devastated. #RIPTaylorHawkins
I am floored to hear about the passing of @foofighters@taylorhawkins I’ve met him several times , he was funny, witty, never ever had a rock star attitude Plus a damn phenomenal drummer & person #TaylorHawkins way too soon
So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace
Taylor Hawkins passed away just hours before Foo Fighters were due to play Festival Estéreo in Colombia. In lieu of the performance, candles were placed on stage to honor Hawkins. pic.twitter.com/s7GGcVK945
This was Taylor Hawkins' last text to me: "Ya We’ve yet to fully have a hang -Got a put that shit together before we die" Wise words from my friend- put that shit together! I'm so fucking sad. Another one gone too soon.
So devastated by the news of Taylor Hawkins passing. He was truly truly one of a kind. Such a generous, joyful, positive, impish, badass, infectiously hilarious, kind spirit. And one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. This f**king sucks.
We’re so shocked and saddened about the passing of Taylor Hawkins. He was always so incredibly supportive when we toured with the Foos. His passion for music was infectious and his drumming was incredible. Sending our love to his family, friends and fans.