AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Says Taylor Hawkins’ Drumming Was Intense And Brilliant

As Blabbermouth reported, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has shared a statement about his involvement in the upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show, in which he also praised the late drummer’s instrumental talent.

Unfortunately, the Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins saddened the world with his sudden death on March 25, 2022, after being found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, where the band had been touring. Although a preliminary toxicology report revealed the presence of different substances in his body, no official cause of death has been given.

Shortly after his passing, Hawkins’ family and his Foo Fighters bandmates announced the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows to honor the late musician. The shows will take place on September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27 at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. The London event will feature Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich, Travis Barker, Liam Gallagher, Wolf Van Halen, and many more.

In a new statement he released, Brian Johnson of AC/DC praised Taylor Hawkins by referring to his lovely character and widely-appreciated instrumental skills. The singer described the late musician’s drumming style as intense and brilliant. Then, Johnson stated that he was honored to be involved in such a special event. He seems sure that all the participants and the surviving Foo Fighters members will do their best to pay a powerful tribute to Hawkins.

Here is Brian Johnson’s statement about his involvement in the tribute show:

“Okay, here we go. Taylor was a lovely man; his smile was legend, his drumming intense and brilliant, and he could sing as well. When we gather to salute this man and his family, we do it as friends, we do it for him, and we do it with his band, the Foo Fighters, who I know will do him proud. I’m honored to be part of it.”

The Los Angeles event, on the other hand, will also feature many prominent names such as Sebastian Bach, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Joe Elliott, Miley Cyrus, John Paul Jones, Gene Simmons, Nikki Six, and more.