Billie Eilish on Taylor Hawkins’ Dying ‘Extremely Heartbreaking’ – Billboard


Sunday night time (March 27) was a time to have a good time for Billie Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas. The pair gained their first greatest unique tune Academy Award for the James Bond theme “No Time to Die,” in addition to performing the moody ballad on the printed. However earlier within the night time on the purple carpet, they each mirrored on the deep influence of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ demise at age 50.

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“It was extremely heartbreaking,” Eilish instructed Entry Hollywood‘s Scott Evans and Zuri Corridor on the carpet outdoors the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “It was proper earlier than we went on stage. And we obtained the information and it actually, actually tore us all aside. It’s horribly, horribly tragic.”

Eilish carried out at Pledge Area in Seattle, Washington on Friday, the identical night time the world discovered that Hawkins was discovered lifeless in his resort room in Bogotá, Colombia, the place the band was initially scheduled to carry out on the metropolis’s Competition Estéreo Picnic. On Saturday night, the Legal professional Normal’s Workplace of Colombia reported {that a} urine toxicology take a look at had discovered traces of 10 kinds of substances in his system, together with THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

Finneas additionally paid tribute to the beloved drummer, identified for his always-present smile, free, joyful taking part in and symbiotic relationship with Foos frontman Dave Grohl. “Taylor was such a legendary participant. We had been admirers of his work years earlier than we obtained to fulfill him,” Finneas instructed the Entry crew. “And we solely met him a handful of instances… I want we obtained to spend extra time with him,  however he couldn’t have been a kinder, cooler, extra beneficiant particular person as effectively. And such a deeply inspiring particular person. We’re simply heartbroken.”

The band introduced Hawkins’ demise in a press release, writing, “The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will dwell on with all of us without end. Our hearts exit to his spouse, kids and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”

That spirit was honored on Monday night time when SiriusXM hosted a tribute particular to Hawkins, following an outpouring of grief from the drummer’s musical associates and compatriots, in addition to dwell tributes from Elton John, Slash, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay, amongst others.

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Sunday night time (March 27) was a time to have a good time for Billie Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas. The pair gained their first greatest unique tune Academy Award for the James Bond theme “No Time to Die,” in addition to performing the moody ballad on the printed. However earlier within the night time…

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