Grammys 2022: Billie Eilish wears Taylor Hawkins shirt after Foo Fighters win Best Rock Album
Billie Eilish paid a touching tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
The “Happier Than Ever” artist attended this year’s ceremony, where the rock band received awards including Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.
During her performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, Eilish wore a black t-shirt with an image of Hawkins on the front.
Hawkins, 50, died during the band’s South American leg of their world tour. He was found dead in his hotel room, just hours before the band headlined the Festival Estéreo Picnic event in Bogota, Colombia.
The band canceled their scheduled Grammys performance following the news.
Eilish, who had been defended by Hawkins and his Foo Fighters teammate Dave Grohl, was praised by fans on social media for the thoughtful tribute.
“Billie Eilish is honoring Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tonight at the Grammys,” tweeted music journalist and radio host Eric Alper.
“Billie Eilish wears a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt during her performance at the Grammys and my heart broke a little,” wrote news anchor Brandi Khou.
“Love this understated tribute to Taylor Hawkins,” one fan said, sharing a photo of Eilish wearing the shirt.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band said in a statement on Twitter last month.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever.”
The statement continued: “Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”
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