Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's band, The Foo Fighters, announced they have cancelled their performance at the Grammy's on Sunday after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The band is nominated for three awards: Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire”, Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War”, and Best Rock Album for “Medicine at Midnight”.
Their cancelled Grammy's performance comes as they also announced that they also canned their upcoming tour to grieve for Hawkins.
After Taylor Hawkins died, the band put up messages on their Twitter and the SubReddit “r/Foo Fighters Fan Club” saying:
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of our upcoming tour in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins, we're sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won't be seeing one another as planned.
Instead, let's take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones together, and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together”.
Taylor Hawkins died from a drug overdose in Columbia as the band was preparing for a show at the Festival Estero Picnic in Bogota.
attorney general of Columbia said that: “Mr Hawkins was found to
have at least 10 substances in his system including antidepressants,
benzodiazepines, and opioids”.