Taylor Hawkins
American musician
Taylor Hawkins
Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. Prior to joining the band in 1997, he was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill and Can't Not tours, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band called Sylvia which, after changing their name to Anyone, went on to sign with Roadrunner Records.
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Foo Fighters' Major Announcement: We're Not Breaking Up - ABC News
Google News - 12 months
Irish Independent Foo Fighters' Major Announcement: We're Not Breaking Up ABC News Franz Stahl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters arrive at The 58th Grammy Awards, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.more +. Share. Email. The Foo Fighters' major announcement on Wednesday night was ... Foo Fighters 'break up' video goofs on the constant rumorsLos Angeles Times Foo Fighters Breakup Rumors Dismissed in Hilarious Official Band Announcement with Nick LacheyMusic Times Foo Fighters use epic video to kill breakup rumorsWTAJ Reality TV World -Elite Daily (blog) all 306 news articles »
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Paul McCartney Was Actually Denied Entrance Into Tyga's Grammys After-Party
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If you are a security guard at a Grammys after-party and you deny Paul McCartney entrance to that party, are you doing a good job? It's a question we want to ask whoever was working the door at Tyga's post-award show shindig at the Argyle in Hollywood on Monday night.  TMZ obtained video footage of security turning away the former Beatle, along with pals Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.  Apparently, they weren't on the list and McCartney, to whom no one has said "no" since the '60s, can be overheard saying, "How VIP do we gotta get? We need another hit." Um, what?! To recap: the man who has won 18 Grammys in his lifetime and is considered a living legend was denied entrance to a party hosted by Kylie Jenner's boyfriend.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. ...
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Foo Fighters Are Back In The Studio
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Foo Fighters have now written the material for their next album, meaning the band's return is in sight. During an interview with the U.K.'s XFM this week, Dave Grohl said the band will release the follow-up to 2011's "Wasting Light" next year. "Well, I'll tell you, we have been in our studio writing, and in the past few weeks we've written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that no one's ever done before, and we're pretty excited about it," Grohl said. The band has not yet started recording the new material, but lead guitarist Chris Shiflett told Rolling Stone that the Foo Fighters have begun rehearsing and will head into the studio in early 2014. The news of the band's return comes about a year after Grohl announced the group would stop playing live shows "for a long time," leaving some fans wondering if they'd called it quits. That hiatus didn't last as long as some expected, with drummer Taylor Hawkins telling Billboard in June that Gro ...
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Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the musical fraternity at Thursday's 28th annual induction ceremony by the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
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Legendary Power Trio Rush Gear Up for Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Tour
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Legendary Power Trio Rush Gear Up for Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Tour Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 4:01 pm, Friday, April 12, 2013 Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters are expected to officially induct the band known for such classic rock staples as "Working Man," "Tom Sawyer," "Subdivisions," and "The Spirit of Radio." In 2012, the group released its much lauded 20th proper studio album, Clockwork Angels, which debuted #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spent at least 20 weeks there overall.
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After Whitney's Death, Clive Davis' Grammy Party Presses On
Huffington Post - about 4 years
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A year after Whitney Houston's death, music executive Clive Davis remembered her in words – and video. Houston died last year just hours before the annual Clive Davis Gala was to start. On Saturday, Davis said his world continues "to be so shattered by her passing" and that Houston's death still feels "unreal." Then Davis played what he called a rare performance of Houston belting "All The Man That I Need" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Houston's brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Pat Houston, attended the gala, where Davis thanked them "for being here tonight." He also called Houston the "greatest, greatest singer of our lifetime." Dutch electronic artist Afrojack kicked off the performances with a DJ set, but it was Gladys Knight who got the crowd up out of their seats with a closing number. Her voice – still crisp and loud – felt at ease on "Neither One of Us" and "Midnight Train to Georgia." "You've been waiting here for a wh ...
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Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rolling Stone - about 4 years
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the majority of the speakers for its 28th annual induction ceremony Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush Don Henley will induct Randy Newman Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera will team up to honor the late Donna Summer and John...
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Michael Bialas: Affirmative Action Figure: Chris Squire Just Says Yes
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Chris Squire rarely takes no for an answer. After all, he's a Yes man, seemingly forever. That's Yes with a capital "Y." A founding member of a group so progressive that the label "prog rock" wasn't even invented when the group formed in 1968, Squire continues to persevere long after others have come and gone. The steady-handed bassist in an ever-changing British lineup of synth-laden, guitar-driven classical rock isn't averse to having an old-fashioned reunion, though. Squire leaves the door open to working with fellow co-founder Jon Anderson, the band's first singer, who departed because of respiratory problems that led to a cancellation of their 40th anniversary "comeback" tour in 2008. "Of course, he would want to have to do it," Squire said during a recent phone conversation while dealing with triple-digit heat in Phoenix, his American home when he isn't living in London. "But it would be probably a little bit different. Because I'm not sure if he'd be up for d ...
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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins to play CBGB movie’s Iggy Pop
Blast Magazine - over 4 years
Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ penchant for onstage chest-baring  has apparently come in handy: the wiry, blond-haired Foo Fighter (whose acting skills are showcased in many of the group’s  music videos) has been reportedly cast in the upcoming movie about the legendary New York club as – who else? – Iggy Pop. Malin Ackerman (The Proposal) has also reportedly joined on, taking on the role of Blondie’s Debbie Harry alongside (Sting’s daughter) Mickey Sumner’s Patti Smith and John Galecki, of The Big Bang Theory fame, as manager Terry Ork. Hawkins and Akerman are the latest in a myriad of actors whose roles in the flick – which tells the story of CBGB’s history and its late owner Hilly Kristal –  were announced in recent weeks. Other new additions to the cast include: Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back) as Legs McNeil; Steven Schub (Chicago 8) as Dee Dee Ramone;  Evan Alex Cole (She’s Out of My League) as Richard Hell; and Kerry Bische (Red State) as Mary Harron. Previously confir ...
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Foo Fighters Hangout Benefits from Record Store Day
Laguna Beach Patch - almost 5 years
Sound Spectrum has been around since 1967 and has inspired generations of music lovers, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Owner Jim Otto says Record Store Day, now in its fifth year, helps introduce new customers to the experiece of buying music from a store. Record Store Day's promoters want people to support and make purchases at stand-alone record stores instead of simply downloading music on the Internet. It takes place on April 21 this year. Otto says this event reminds people of what it's like shopping for music inside a store. They "see what it means to actually go into independent record stores, have the experience [and support] those stores," he said. For this year’s event, Sound Spectrum will be selling around 200 items, including vinyl records, both singles and full-length, and more exotic offerings like colored, reverse-groove, and laser-etched vinyls. Many of these are one-time-only pressings, while some are released to independent stores exclusive ...
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Carl Albert upends defending state champ Tulsa Washington - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
But when the Titans needed a finisher, they turned it over to Taylor Hawkins. The senior quarterback scored two touchdowns and carried the load on a backbreaking fourth-quarter drive as Carl Albert blew out Tulsa Washington 24-3 at SE Williams Stadium
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Holiday hoops event expands - News & Observer
Google News - over 5 years
1 singles, Taylor Hawkins of Saint Mary's topped Jasmine Sun 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-7. Two of the other singles matches went three sets, and two of the three doubles matches were 8-6. Southern to Stadium: Southern Durham, which plays football at Fayetteville
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Local scoreboard - Hutchinson News
Google News - over 5 years
Taylor Hawkins, Andale-GP 47; 5. Raelee Bowles, Maize 47; 8. Rachel Schremmer, Maize South 49; 9. Mikayla Gerber, Mulvane 51; 9. Brittany Harris, Cheney 51. Other Pretty Prairie Golfers: Shelby Schrag 55, Maria Panek 66, Selena Wapelhorst 68
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Foo Fighters Announce Full North American Tour via Ridiculous Video - Paste Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
In a recently debuted “music video,” ostensibly of a song called “Hot Buns,” Dave Grohl and his bandmates (Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Nate Mendel) are shown hanging out at a truck stop in absurd trucker attire laughing hickishly about their ... -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Taylor Hawkins
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    In March 2014, Taylor announced his new side project called The Birds of Satan. It features Hawkins' drum technician and bandmate from Chevy Metal, Wiley Hodgden on bass guitar and vocals as well as guitarist Mick Murphy also of Chevy Metal. The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2014, with a release party at 'Rock n Roll Pizza' featuring the Foo Fighters guesting on some of the cover tracks.
    More Details Hide Details Hawkins has said that his drumming has been chiefly influenced by classic rock drummers. His main influences are Phil Collins of Genesis, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Roger Taylor of Queen, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Jim Gordon of Derek and the Dominos, and Neil Peart of Rush. He was once guest editor of Rhythm and interviewed Collins, Copeland, Taylor and Perkins for the issue. It was thanks to Rush that I got into Genesis. After listening to Neil, I bought the Seconds Out live album, which was released in 1977. It’s just amazing. Not only hearing Phil Collins playing the drums, but also singing. He gets a really bad rap from some people for 'daring' to take over after Peter Gabriel quit, but you just hear the way he sounds here. The beauty of this album is that it’s got songs from …Trick Of The Tail, the first album Genesis did without Gabriel. Collins is an incredible drummer. Anyone who wants to be good on the drums should check him out – the man is a master.
  • 2012
    In June 2012, it was announced that Hawkins was cast in the role of Iggy Pop in the upcoming rock film CBGB.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor recorded the drums on Vasco Rossi's last song, "L'uomo più semplice." This song was released on January 21 in Italy.
  • 2010
    Taylor Hawkins appears on Slash's solo album Slash, released in 2010, providing backing vocals on the track "Crucify the Dead," featuring Ozzy Osbourne.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Taylor recorded drums for songs by Vasco Rossi.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    At Live Earth in 2007, Hawkins was part of SOS Allstars with Roger Taylor of Queen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor played "YYZ" with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush on stage at a concert in Toronto on March 22, 2008. Hawkins recorded the drum tracks for the Coheed and Cambria album "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow" as the band's regular drummer, Chris Pennie, was not able to record due to contractual reasons. Also, Hawkins toured with Coheed and Cambria shortly during the months of the album. Hawkins can also be heard drumming on Eric Avery's (formerly of Jane's Addiction) first solo effort, Help Wanted and on Kerry Ellis's album, "Wicked in Rock." Hawkins and Grohl split drumming duties on Harmony & Dissidence, the latest album by Foo Fighters bandmate Chris Shiflett's own side project, Jackson United. Taylor Hawkins recorded the drum for the track "Anche se," from Vasco Rossi's demo.
  • 2006
    In 2006, Hawkins released a self-titled LP with his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.
    More Details Hide Details He occasionally plays with a Police cover band alternately called "The Cops" and "Fallout."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    His family moved to Laguna Beach, California in 1976, where Hawkins grew up.
    More Details Hide Details Hawkins has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Heather. He attended Thurston Jr. High School and later went to Laguna Beach High School. After leaving the Orange County-based band Sylvia (later emerging as ANYONE), he joined up as the drummer for Sass Jordan, which in turn he left to act as the drummer for Alanis Morissette. He has appeared in Morissette's videos for "You Oughta Know" and "You Learn." After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a Seattle studio with producer Gil Norton to record its second album. Conflict reportedly erupted between Dave Grohl and then current drummer, William Goldsmith, eventually causing Goldsmith to leave the band. The band regrouped in Los Angeles and almost completely re-recorded the album with Grohl on drums. The album, The Colour and the Shape, was released on May 20, 1997. Grohl called up Hawkins to recommend a new drummer, and to Grohl's surprise, Hawkins volunteered himself. He then auditioned for and subsequently joined the band, making his debut in time for the album's release.
  • 1972
    Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 17, 1972.
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