Machine Gun Kelly Reveals He Saw Taylor Hawkins Right Before His Tragic Death

Machine Gun Kelly talks about the first time he saw the late Foo Fighters drummer. Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away last week.

Machine Gun Kelly thought back to the last time he saw Taylor Hawkins.

During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, the rapper explained that he and his band were on the same bill as the Foo Fighters two days before the drummer died at age 50 on March 25.

Machine Gun Kelly, real name Colson Baker, described how even though their sets were canceled due to bad weather, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl invited them all out for a drink, where Hawkins sat down. guaranteed to spend time with them.

“Like, every single one of us, man, down to…my assistant,” Machine Gun Kelly recalled. “They’re like, ‘Oh, are you from Topanga? I come from Topanga!’ It was like, man, that’s such a beautiful soul, man.


Kelly also had a message for Hawkins’ three children.

“I really want to thank him and let his children know that he made us feel, at a time when the outside world, outside of the fans, and the outside world was really hard for us, he made us feel so confident and loved,” the 31-year-old continued. “Your father is a great, great man, and we were all lucky to know him, and we all appreciate that night more than anyone will know.”

Machine Gun Kelly previously alluded to that night in a comment on Tommy Lee’s tribute post, writing, “Wednesday night Taylor and I talked about you guys and how much we love you both.”

Hawkins died at a hotel in Bogotá, Colombia after suffering chest pain. Local authorities are still investigating his sudden death.

Elizabeth J. Harless