yesterday, Rolling Stones published a feature The final days on Taylor Hawkins, including an interview with a friend and collaborator of the late Foo Fighters drummer. These include Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, who also recorded with Hawkins under the Nighttime Boogie Association name, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Today, both Cameron and Smith issued statements apologizing for their involvement in the film. “When I agree to participate Rolling Stones Regarding Taylor’s article, I think it will be a celebration of his life and work,” Cameron wrote in a statement. was posted on his social media accounts. “My quotes were taken out of context to form narratives I never thought of. Taylor was a dear friend and a next-level artist. I miss him. I have nothing but the deepest love and love for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters family. Respect. I am truly sorry for participating in this interview and I am sorry that my participation may have caused harm to those whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration for.”
Meanwhile, Smith wrote: “Taylor is one of my best friends and I’d do anything for his family. The Rolling Stones asked me to share some memories of our time together and I think it would be his due A loving tribute. Instead, the stories they wrote were sensational and misleading, and if I knew I would never have agreed to participate. My apologies to his family and musical friends for any pain this may have caused. My daily Miss Taylor.”
In the article, Cameron and Smith echoed concerns expressed by other sources in the article that Hawkins felt Hawkins was overworked by the Foo Fighters’ tight tour schedule, and expressed the same to Dave Grohl and management. view. “He had a heart-to-heart with Dave and yes, he told me he ‘can’t do this anymore’ – that’s his word,” Cameron told Rolling Stones“So I guess they did come to some understanding, but then the tour schedule seemed to get even crazier.”
Elsewhere, Cameron was quoted as saying, “[A band like that] is a big machine [with] A lot of people are on the payroll. So you have to really recognize the business side of something, when it’s that big and there’s an inherent pressure, like any business” and “he’s trying to keep up. He just tried everything he could to keep up, and in the end he couldn’t keep up. “
“[Foo Fighters] was the first to go back super hard, and [Taylor and I] There must have been discussions,” Cameron also said in the article. “He’s a little worried, understandably, just because of all the Covid crap that’s going on. So all these different factors are influencing his return to the ring. “
Smith, meanwhile, recalled the December 2021 incident in which Hawkins lost consciousness on a plane in Chicago, and news reports at the time did not use Hawkins’ name. “He just said he was exhausted and fell down and they had to fill him with IVs or something,” Smith told Rolling Stones“He was dehydrated, all kinds of things.” After the incident, Smith said Hawkins told him, “I can’t do this anymore.”
Smith also told the magazine that Hawkins has been “starting lifting weights and drinking these electrolytes for the past few months and really trying to do something to help him get to where he wants to be.” Last year, Hawkins told Rolling Stones Doctors told him he had an enlarged heart and sleep apnea.
Foo Fighters rep denies Rolling Stonessaying “Never with Dave and [Silva Artist Management]. They also denied reports about Hawkins rushed to hospital After losing consciousness on a plane in Chicago in December 2021.