Foo Fighters Grammy Sweep Underscores Band Tragedy
The Foo Fighters‘ Grammy sweep on Sunday night (April 3rd) only underscores the tragedy of Taylor Hawkins‘ recent death. Hawkins died on March 25th at age 50 after suffering an alleged drug overdose in Columbia, forcing the band to scrap all scheduled performances — including the band’s performance in Las Vegas at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, which aired live on CBS.
The Foos swept all the categories they were nominated in snagging the Best Rock Performance Grammy for “Making A Fire,” Best Rock Song for “Waiting On A War” and Best Rock Album for Medicine At Midnight. The new awards bring the Foos’ total Grammy tally up to 15.
For fans, Taylor Hawkins death marked the end of an era that featured such high profile band and Dave Grohl activities as the pair of 2021 docuseries From Cradle To Stage and Dave Grohl’s What Drives Us, Grohl’s memoir The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music, the 30th anniversary of Nirvana‘s Nevermind — and its accompanying box set, Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album, the Top Three Medicine At Midnight, their 2021 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by none other than Paul McCartney, and most recently the release of the band’s first movie, the horror-comedy, Studio 666 — along with Dave Grohl’s accompanying fictional band recording Dream Widow.
Not too long ago, Dave Grohl told us a while back that he’s always amazed at the recognition: “When you get nominated for, like, Album Of The Year, it’s almost, like, a fluke. It’s like, ‘Really? Just us? Our little band?’ y’know? So it’s amazing, it’s a good feeling. It still feels weird, y’know, because we still feel like we’re in the basement studio in Virginia.”