Friends of Taylor Hawkins claimed that he was “exhausted” by the touring schedule of Foo Fighters before his death.
The 50-year-old drummer died in his hotel room in Colombia in March, and now his friends have said he “spoke to his heart” with frontman Dave Grohl about his unhappiness at the band’s incessant concert. commitments and told them that “can’t, e ******, anymore”.
“He had an emotional relationship with Dave, and yes, he told me he couldn’t fuck anymore – those were his words,” Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron told Rolling Stone magazine.
“So, I guess they came to some understanding, but it seems that after that the tour schedule became even crazier …
“He tried to keep up. He just did his best to keep up, and in the end he couldn’t keep up. “
A friend, who wished to remain anonymous, added: “The fact that he finally talked to Dave and really told him that he couldn’t do it and that he wouldn’t do it again, it set him free.
“It took fucking balls. It took a year of work over my head. “
However, a representative of the group insisted that Hawkins had never raised such issues.
“No, there has never been a‘ soul to heart ’- or any meeting on the subject – with Dave and [Silva Artist Management]”- said the spokesman.
“He never informed Dave either [management]”Nothing like that at all.”
The report also claimed that Steakman lost consciousness on a plane to Chicago in December 2021 – which was denied by the band’s spokesman – and Red Hot Chili Peppers star Chad Smith said it was a turning point for his friend.
“He just said he was exhausted and collapsed and they had to inflate it with full droplets and others. He was dehydrated and all sorts of things, ”Smith said.
He claimed that his fellow drummer told him, “I can’t do this anymore.”