Foo Fighters Sweep Grammy Awards; Taylor Hawkins Honored
It was a bittersweet night for the Foo Fighters, who picked up three Grammy Awards sweeping all three rock categories with wins for Best Rock Album for Medicine at Night, Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War” and Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire.”
The group was set to perform at the 64th Grammy Awards on Sunday night, but withdrew from the ceremony following drummer Taylor Hawkins‘ tragic death while on tour in Columbia. The late musician was honored with a beautiful video tribute prior the the show’s “In Memoriam” segment. Singer Billie Eilish also paid tribute in her own way donning a shirt with the drummer’s image for her performance of “Happier Than Ever.”
Also honored during the In Memoriam segment: ZZ Top‘s Dusty Hill, Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones, Don Everly, Meat Loaf, Procol Harum founder Gary Brooker, drummers Roger Hawkins and Ron Tutt, songwriter James Richard Steinman, guitarist Rusty Young and Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees.
Also representing rock was Lenny Kravitz , who joined R&B artist H.E.R. and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker for a hot performance of “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” which drew a standing ovation.