Nikki Sixx Says ‘I Am Gutted’ As He Mourns Taylor Hawkins’ Death
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins devastated his fans with his sudden death when it was recently announced on Foo Fighters’ official accounts. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx also paid Hawkins tribute on an Instagram post and stated that he was gutted.
Taylor Hawkins has been the drummer of Foo Fighters since 1997. His success was rewarded in 2005 when the British drumming magazine Rhythm voted him as the ‘Best Rock Drummer.’ Aside from his music, he was best known for his friendly personality and friendship with the band’s lead singer, Dave Grohl.
Taylor was a loved musician by the entire industry, and his relationship with other rockstars was also very smooth. Hence, his tragic loss saddened many people, including Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx. He couldn’t believe Taylor’s sudden death and stated that God took the wrong person this time.
Sixx stated that the news of Hawkins’ death came to him like a ‘knife’ in his ‘heart’ and reminisced the times they laughed and had fun together. He mourned the drummer and stated how heartbroken he was for his family and bandmates. According to Sixx, Hawkins was one of the best drummers in the world, and he is honored to have known him.
Here is how he wrote his feelings:
“I’m gutted. Shocked. It’s not possible. God, you took the wrong motherfucker this time. I could go on for hours about our friendship and plans we always joked about doing together, but now is not the time, but it feels like a knife in my heart. His lovely family, I am heartbroken for you and God to bless his band, family, and friends. He was first and for most one of the greatest drummers of all time, and I am honored to have known him and jammed together. His energy lit up the world. God speed, brother. It just seems like it was not your time. RIP Taylor Hawkins.”
Hawkins’ sudden death shocked everyone around him as he was still young and had no problems on the surface. Foo Fighters had also released their new movie Studio 666, which is still screening in cinemas worldwide.
You can see Sixx’s Instagram post below.