Why did Billie Eilish wear a Taylor Hawkins tribute t-shirt to the Grammys?

The 64and The Grammy Awards ceremony took place Sunday night in Vas Vegas, Nevada, with the music industry’s greats and good ones coming together to celebrate the greatest musical achievements of 2021.

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish performed live alongside his brother Finneas, sporting a t-shirt paying tribute to Taylor Hawkins. The former Foo Fighters drummer was found dead in his hotel room earlier this week as the band continued their South American tour.

Eilish wore a oversized black t-shirt with the image of Hawkins on the front, showing the smiling drummer behind his drum kit. The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at the Grammys but pulled out due to the sudden and painful loss of a close friend.

What is the relationship between Billie Eilish and Taylor Hawkins?

Although at first glance, Billie EIlish might not seem like the candidate most likely to express sympathy for Hawkins’ untimely death, but there is a backstory between the two.

The Independent reports that the group had supported Eilish and her music early in her career. Roisin O’Connor wrote:

“Eilish, who had been defended by Hawkins and Foo Fighters teammate Dave Grohl, was praised by fans on social media for the thoughtful tribute.

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At the end of her performance of “Happier Than Ever” on Sunday, Eilish proudly tugged at the top of the shirt, making it clear that Hawkins had been at the forefront of her mind. She is among the most nominated artists at this year’s Grammy Awards, receiving seven nominations.

Social Media Praises Billie Eilish’s Hawkins Tribute

Where did you wonder who was on Billie Eilish’s t-shirt? Well, the tribute was quickly paid by eagle-eyed watchers and Eilish’s decision to pay tribute to the Foo Fighters icon was commented on Twitter.

Music journalist and radio host Eric Alper wrote: “Billie Eilish pays tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tonight at the Grammys.

“Billie Eilish wears a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt during her performance at the Grammys and my heart broke a little,tweeted news anchor Brandi Khou.

Elizabeth J. Harless