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Trevor Noah, Billie Eilish join Taylor Hawkins as the Foo Fighters, the most respected American band in Grammy history

“This was the moment on the show when I had to introduce the Foo Fighters,” announced ceremony host Trevor Noah during the third hour of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards held Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “We’ll be celebrating with him, because he won three Grammy Awards earlier today. But he’s definitely not here.” The sad demise of their legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins, Our thoughts go out to Taylor’s family, her friends, the Foo Fighters family and all fans around the world. We would like to take a moment to remember Taylor and the people in the music community we lost last year.

The Foo Fighters arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016.  (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

The Foo Fighters arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Foo Fighters won three Grammys during this period Sunday Pre-Show Premiere Ceremony – For Best Rock Album medicine at midnight, Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War” and Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire” – making them officially the most awarded American bands in Grammy history, with a total of 15 wins. Premier Ceremony presenter Jimmy Jam enthusiastically accepted Foo Fighters’ 3 Grammys, sending “prayers” to the band and their loved ones.

The Sunday In Memoriam segment at the Grammys was a highlight reel of charming Hawkins moments before the segment, but that evening wasn’t the only onstage tribute. When Billie Eilish performed her hit “Happier Than Ever,” she wore a T-shirt with a picture of Hawkins.

Billie Eilish performing at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in a Taylor Hawkins T-shirt.  (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

Billie Eilish performing at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in a Taylor Hawkins T-shirt. (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

The Fuze was scheduled to perform on the prime-time CBS telecast of the Grammys on April 3, but then 50-year-old Hawkins died a shocking nine days earlier during the group’s South American tour while they were to perform at the Asterio. were ready for Picnic Festival in Bogota, Colombia. Foo Fighters later All upcoming performances canceled, including his Grammy appearance, “in light of the staggering loss of our brother.” The cause of death is yet to be disclosed.

Hawking’s final performance with the Foo Fighters was at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20, five days before his death. The band’s scheduled performance at the Festival Esterio in Bogota instead became a vigil, as candles were placed on the stage and Colombian fans gathered to mourn.

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