- Taylor Hawkins featured on performer's t-shirt
- Hawkins' band Foo Fighters won several awards
- He was also commemorated with video tribute
Taylor Hawkins was on the hearts and minds of those at the 2022 Grammys! While the Foo Fighters pulled out of playing at the awards show because of Hawkins' tragic passing, which also led them to cancel their tour, the late drummer was commemorated throughout.
Hawkins receives special video tribute from Grammys
Hawkins was first honoured by Billie Eilish, who paid tribute to him with her outfit choice. The 20-year-old pop star performed her Grammy-nominated single "Happier Than Ever" while wearing a baggy t-shirt that featured an image of him. This was just the first instance of Hawkins being commemorated during this year's Grammys, as the ceremony itself also memorialized him.
The ceremony's host Trevor Noah introduced the segment, explaining that it took the place of where he was originally meant to introduce the Foo Fighters' performance. He mentioned the band's three Grammy award wins before acknowledging Hawkins' loss. "Our thoughts go out to Taylor's family, his friends, the Foo Fighter family and all of their fans around the globe," he said, sharing that they wanted to "take a moment to remember Taylor."
The tribute featured the Foo Fighters' song "My Hero," which was played along with footage of Hawkins. His loss rocked the music community, especially with it being around the time of such a significant event. The band may not have been present, but at least the Grammys gave people a chance to come together and remember Hawkins in such a meaningful way.