Machine Gun Kelly saw Taylor Hawkins days before he died
Foo Fighters and Machine Gun Kelly were both on March 22 program for Paraguay’s Asunciónico festival, with Kelly set to take the stage just before Foo Fighters. However, their performances were canceled due to bad weather. Kelly talked about it on The Howard Stern Show recently, discussing how he and the band still met and how Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away days later, was especially kind to everyone.
Kelly explained how he texted Dave Grohl before the sets were canceled, who told him that Foo Fighters were planning to watch Kelly’s performance. Kelly was excited about it but disappointed when the shoot was canceled. However, Grohl invited Kelly to his hotel, where he and the rest of the Foo Fighters were going to have a rooftop party.
“We got out of the elevator, all 20 [his entourage], and Taylor, Dave, the entire Foo Fighters team, but specifically Taylor, he reached out to each of us and gave each of us our moment. Like, every one of us, man, down to my assistant; They were like, ‘Oh, are you from Topanga? Oh, I’m from Topanga! It was like, man: that’s such a beautiful soul, man. […] He stopped at every person and gave his heart, man.
He went on to note that Hawkins brought up Kelly’s role as Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in the 2019 film. Dirtiness, saying, “He was talking to me about how he was at the premiere and he was like, ‘Oh man, the way you did Tommy’s manners…that’s the man, huh? We were just talking about that.
Kelly then mentioned how proud Hawkins was of his children and Kelly shared a message for Hawkins’ children, saying, “I just want to say to his children: your father, when we left there, children in us came out. We said to ourselves: ‘This is the most beautiful evening of our lives!’ […] I really want to thank him and let his children know that he made us feel – at a time when the outside world […] was really hard on us – he made us feel so confident and loved. Your father is a great, great man and we were all lucky enough to know him.
Watch Kelly discuss Hawkins above.