The Genius Of Taylor Hawkins

  • Publicado el 27 sep 2022

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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 3 meses +93

    Download 100+ Foo Fighters songs (PDF drum notation) here:

    • Lee O
      Lee O Hace 10 días

      @Michael Morris I HEAR YA 💯

    • Michael Morris
      Michael Morris Hace un mes

      A real passionate drummer doesn't use that stuff. We hear it and just practice practice practice to replicate what we hear him do.. We have mini strokes asthma attacks piss off the neighborhood at 2 am and get up looking and feeling like we pissed ourselves 😉 The we repeat till it sounds as close as you can get not many are this fast and powerful and accurate. Im happy to say i can do it because i grew up watching him he is my idol. Music comes from within not some guy who writes number and funny ass symbols down that we cannot understand. We understand with our ears and the eyes closed and feel it and when its wrong well we keep at it till we sound the way the music sounds in our head as it comes from the speakers. Try it if you can do this your on the right track forsure because thats how all the greats came to be by ear by feel by tons and tons of time and money that we spent on something that made us feel better because we cant speak to others any other way its the only way we know how because just like this we come out all wrong if we try any other way to exspress ourselves

    • Kat Sullivan
      Kat Sullivan Hace 2 meses

      @Tieu Kha Vu It doesn't seem possible....80!

    • Tim Dantz II
      Tim Dantz II Hace 3 meses

      Amazing video!
      Btw, I've given my best effort to try and find a find a Jeff Porcaro vid on Drumeo. Didn't find one... Did I miss it?

    • Kassandra
      Kassandra Hace 3 meses +3

      Thank you so much for presenting, thats really a gorgeous tribute! 🙏👌💓🤗

  • leokimvideo
    leokimvideo Hace 3 meses +327

    The Foo Fighters are going to struggle to go forward after Taylors early death. Dave must be thinking this is a massive tap on the shoulder to give it away. Let the incredible history of the bands he's been involved with now rest in peace.

    • Chris Choir
      Chris Choir Hace 16 días

      they were a huge band before he joined. Pretty much any drummer could play in the foos their music is very simple

    • A Fleeting Glance
      A Fleeting Glance Hace un mes

      @Øyvind Moen EH ?

    • Ewan McConnell
      Ewan McConnell Hace un mes

      I can see the foos ending and grohl going to QOTSA or another band.
      Orrr (less likely) getting will goldsmith back in, I doubt that though. We'll just have to be the loyal fans we are and wait n see eh

    • A Fleeting Glance
      A Fleeting Glance Hace un mes

      @Val Mark c'mon,that old chestnut,
      Whatever gets you through your life,eh !

    • A Fleeting Glance
      A Fleeting Glance Hace un mes

      Only his friendship with him could prevent it happening,
      Apart from that he won't have any problems finding a suitable player, not at all .

  • Ronin Editor
    Ronin Editor Hace 3 meses +189

    My kid's went to school with his son and Taylor was one of the most humble, kindest, little shy, most normal dads you would know - just stood around talking every morning to parents. There were other 'celebrities' whose kids went there but he was more normal than most parents.
    Drumming aside... I hate knowing that his presence is missing from the West Valley now. It's not fair that we lost one of the good ones and a great dad is gone.

    • Ravza Yalman
      Ravza Yalman Hace 2 meses +4

      It's amazing 👏 thank you for shared it with us ❤️ I appreciated it a lot 😊

    • Ronin Editor
      Ronin Editor Hace 2 meses +1

      @Christiano Danke... Ich möchte nur, dass die Leute wissen, was für ein netter Kerl er war.

    • Christiano
      Christiano Hace 2 meses +1

      Da haste dir aber eine sehr schöne Geschichte ausgedacht.

  • OG- Nesley
    OG- Nesley Hace 3 meses +129

    I've never had an artists passing hit me as hard as Taylors did. His music is so engrained in my life from being an 8 yr old listening to him on the Alanis album to current days with Foo.(variety of others) I can't count the times his music played a major roll in a memory I'll have forever. I'm beyond thankful to have those memories entangled with such an amazing artists work. This was a great video. Thanks Drumeo and most of all thank you Taylor Hawkins.

    • Nic
      Nic Hace un mes +1

      EVH hit me harder then any other artist. But Taylor really does still hurt as well, he was such a legend & seemed like an all around great guy.

    • MoGala
      MoGala Hace 2 meses +1

      I know. I think the only other one was David Bowie. Both just great musicians.

  • Dee Dee do Dee
    Dee Dee do Dee Hace 3 meses +70

    I’m so glad Dave always told Taylor how much he meant to him and how much he loved him before he died . I’m hopeful that he knew how much his other friends , fans, and family loved him too .

    • Jim R
      Jim R Hace 20 días

      Its called an enabler. He should have tough loved him rather than coddle him in addiction.

  • John G
    John G Hace 3 meses +459

    It's hard not to have fun just watching how much fun he had playing drums. He always seemed like a real-life version of Animal from The Muppet Show.

    • Nikko Hicks
      Nikko Hicks Hace 6 días

      I agree ever since I was 8, I alway thought that Taylor reminded me of Animal from The Muppets. RIP TH, fly high and rock on!

    • hay thijs
      hay thijs Hace 19 días +3

      Altough for me Keith Moon will be the ultimate Animal drummertype, Taylor was a pleasure to watch and hear. And he was a beast too, indeed.
      Looking at that smile, the way he attacked his toms or cymballs, the power and drive…he had it all for me.
      We lost a great talent and a wunderfull guy.

    • Queen of rock Music
      Queen of rock Music Hace 22 días


    • Jimi Dean
      Jimi Dean Hace un mes +3

      @Talonpilot you lack understanding of substance use disorder.

    • Reinhard Lübeck
      Reinhard Lübeck Hace un mes +1

      @Talonpilot thats fuckin true dude and drugs or alkohol in the life...never ever stop

  • Emiliano Represa
    Emiliano Represa Hace 3 meses +36

    Never had the chance of meeting him but, above his immense talent, one thing that strikes me is his true, pure, joyful, beautiful friendship with Dave.

    • rosemaryhips
      rosemaryhips Hace 2 meses +5

      Yeah & that makes me so sad. Music has given & taken so much from Dave. It’s hard to imagine this loss for him😞

  • Stuart, Jr Barrett
    Stuart, Jr Barrett Hace 3 meses +34

    Taylor was definitely a MONSTER player that should be recognized for all he contributed, but let’s give it up for Brandon who did an amazing job in this video by doing honorable justice to Taylor by how he played many of his grooves and fills not to mention how knowledgeable he is regarding his career. Kudos to you Brandon!!!!

  • Oliver McPherson
    Oliver McPherson Hace 3 meses +12

    Taylor Hawkins was relentless. Imagine playing a set for like 2 hours and then ending the night with Everlong… Insane. The first time I ever got to see The Foos, they had 2 kits onstage and Dave and Taylor had a drum off. Just the greatest ❤️

  • Sneetchyone
    Sneetchyone Hace 3 meses +18

    I think "the Pretender" is one of the best drum performances ever! I was fortunate to see Foo Fighters 4 times - the last time was Dec 2021 - and every time Taylor was absolute 110% full force awesome! It's going to take forever to get over this loss.

  • Patrick Hunter
    Patrick Hunter Hace 3 meses +9

    "...And he really just made being a drummer look like the most fun thing in the world"
    As a bassist who gets inspiration from great drummers, I honestly couldn't agree more. RIP to the legend that made you want to make riffs as good as his grooves ❤️

  • rockinmomntchr
    rockinmomntchr Hace 3 meses +2

    As great as this tribute is (and it’s wonderful), it makes me miss him even more💔 What a loss for the music world 😢

  • web graphr
    web graphr Hace un mes +15

    This was a wonderful, beautiful tribute. Thank you for taking time to create this video and share it with everyone! Taylor influenced many and it was wonderful that he shared his influences and became a spokesman for other bands and drummers we admire. Thank you for everything you gave us Taylor!

  • Grim well
    Grim well Hace 2 meses +8

    Still can't believe he's gone. His passing was the most shocking out of all the recent ones. He was so young, positive, full of energy. Still in disbelief. Rest in peace legend !

  • Brandon Toews
    Brandon Toews Hace 3 meses +281

    I remember playing to songs like “The Pretender, “Let It Die,” and “Long Road To Ruin” on repeat as a kid. Taylor’s drum parts got me so stoked to jump on my kit and start practicing. Thanks for all the inspiration, Taylor. RIP to one of the greatest.

    • Ashley 'Crash' Dissinger
      Ashley 'Crash' Dissinger Hace un mes +1

      @John Stitcher I'd be upset too if Dave took my girlfriend but remember it'll be even less of a big issue when you go. Get your facts strait and keep your helmet on. It's for your own good. 🤪

    • Ashley 'Crash' Dissinger
      Ashley 'Crash' Dissinger Hace un mes

      He had an unmistakable genuine energetic joy that every human wants. Thank you for a fitting tribute kiddo. Btw you are badass👍😝

    • Travis Zimmerman
      Travis Zimmerman Hace 2 meses +1

      Taylor is certainly one of a kind. thank you Brandon. Go Drumeo!

    • FunkyJ Bass
      FunkyJ Bass Hace 3 meses +2

      @John Stitcher I'm guessing you didn't watch this video - only went straight to the comments to lay down your own unique brand of ignorance.

    • John Stitcher
      John Stitcher Hace 3 meses

      As Dave didn't think enough of Taylor's drumming to let Taylor lay down the tracks on the albums, I don't see this being a big issue.

  • Matthew Cox
    Matthew Cox Hace 3 meses +26

    I'm not a musician but just the passion and joy you could see on Taylor's face when he was drumming was a pure joy to watch. When you see something like that the music just hits deeper

  • Lee Hutchings
    Lee Hutchings Hace 3 meses +16

    Taylor was all about playing for the song, like a badass. THAT's one of the reasons why we - the drumming community - shall remember and love him. Now and forever. RIP Taylor.

  • Camille Treillard
    Camille Treillard Hace 3 meses +12

    Taylor was one of the main reasons why I started playing drums. I remember watching the Everlong video clip as a kid, and seeing him sit up in this bed that turned into a drum kit. My 5-year-old self was amazed by how energetic and enthusiastic he was. I'll forever be grateful for how much his drumming impacted me. Thank you for this wonderful tribute

  • Phil Phillips
    Phil Phillips Hace 3 meses +14

    Taylor made you feel good watching him play. He had an infectious personality that would light up any interview he appeared in. His drumming was subtlety stupendous. He will be missed. Gone too soon.

  • Levi McMullen
    Levi McMullen Hace 3 meses +141

    Taylor was a huge inspiration to me with his amazing drumming and musicality. RIP Taylor Hawkins

  • Jackson Abbott
    Jackson Abbott Hace 3 meses +9

    Taylor was a hero to me. I’ve been druming for 10 years now. And I still get so blown away listening to his groves, fills and writing. The day that we all herd the news. I was so in shock disbelief and sadness. I really tried not to shed a tear but god damn it. It still hurts man. I’m very very lucky and happy to seen Foo Fighters 3 times. The energy he brings to the show along with Dave and the happiness he brings to the crowd. The impressive skills and heart he put on the table every show was something no other drummer, musician and preformer will never match. We all truly going to miss Taylor. He was a gift to his family, friends, band-mates and us, the fans. May this beautiful being rest easy and may his love and history never be forgotten.

  • soy.santim
    soy.santim Hace 3 meses +4

    Apart from an amazing drummer, his charisma, sense of humor and chill vibes were all for me. He was the kind of guy I try and aspire to be: the guy you wanna be around, have a beer and a laugh, who tells you not to worry, that everything's gonna be alright while he swims by your side in an ocean of complications.

  • Dennis Sandoval
    Dennis Sandoval Hace 3 meses +3

    Every time I saw a video wheather music video or live footage of the Foo Fighters, I'd be super impressed wth how hard he hit the drums, I love that shit. The way he'd move to hit the drums on the kit always super inspiring. Yeah, a drummer that represents how drums are supposed to be played.

  • Russ Martin
    Russ Martin Hace 3 meses +4

    Taylor's spirit, seemingly boundless energy, and sheer JOY impacted me the most- even more than his playing (which was fantastic). It makes me so sad to know I'll never get to see him play again, and it makes me sadder still to think about how crushing his loss is to Dave. Rest in peace, brother. We love you.

  • Richard Ornelas
    Richard Ornelas Hace 2 meses +3

    Taylor was just so full of energy and joy, and it came out in his drumming; He and Dave had an Amazing chemistry that is very rare. Two kindred spirits that brought so much joy to the world. Dude was always blasting away with hair, sticks, and extremities just flailing TO and FRO. What an honor to have witnessed an Incredible talent coincide with pure humility. Love you Bro, can't wait to jam with you on the other side. May we all be found in The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! Taylor loved Fiercely and God is Love!

  • Conor McInerney
    Conor McInerney Hace 3 meses +10

    Taylor was the greatest drummer I've ever seen live. I'm lucky enough to have tickets for his tribute show at Wembley in September and I can't wait to remember a great drummer and great man!

  • NashPreds39
    NashPreds39 Hace 3 meses +13

    Taylor was the reason why I started truly playing drums when I was a kid. I had the privilege of randomly meeting him outside of a hole in the wall venue in Nashville and he was seriously the nicest person ever. There were about 10-15 of us standing outside and he took at least half an hour or so to just sit and talk with us and was asking us questions, genuinely interested in speaking with fans. At the very end I told him that the Foo Fighters were the first concert I ever went to and in true Taylor fashion he says "aw man, im sorry about that..." Before we parted ways he took a picture with me and patted me on the back and told me to be safe driving an hour back home. RIP legend.

  • WarriorofChaos20
    WarriorofChaos20 Hace 3 meses +2

    My wife and I are convinced that no one has ever been happier than Taylor behind a drum kit. Watching videos and footage of him playing, he always has one of the biggest smiles all throughout.

  • Mark Chaves
    Mark Chaves Hace 3 meses +70

    Amazing tribute, Taylor was and is a big influence on my drumming, his loss is still beyond words to me! Great job.

  • Renan
    Renan Hace 3 meses +3

    Taylor got me hooked up to FF since he joined! I love his playing on "Something from nothing", "Rope", "Bridges Burning", "Arrows", and so many others... He inspired me to be a better drummer and musician, full of joy and grateful for having opportunities to be playing. RIP dear Taylor, may you be inspiring people wherever you are.

  • Kenny
    Kenny Hace 3 meses +2

    R.I.P Taylor. Inspired me to start using cymbals with holes in it and add different texture to my playing. Would have like to see him live with Foo Fighters.

  • Ronin ECR
    Ronin ECR Hace 3 meses +7

    I started listening to foo fighters not long ago. I’ve been learning drums for more than 5 years now(I’m 15), and this guy became a inspiration to me very fast. RIP to this legend

  • Wesley Davidson
    Wesley Davidson Hace 3 meses +5

    The first album I ever bought was There is Nothing Left to Lose. I love that Aurora was Taylor’s favorite because it is definitely mine as well. I grew up in a very small town and I thought Taylor was all mine. None of my friends listened to Foo Fighters, but they were my life. I wrote my 8th grade poetry project on how Taylor’s playing inspired me to get into music. I’m gutted to know that’s gone, and I’m happy to have learned that he wasn’t all mine, but he belonged to everyone. Thanks Drumeo for this great tribute.

  • Crypto_Prana
    Crypto_Prana Hace 3 meses +46

    All these songs take a very intense amount of energy to play, this man was an athlete as much as we was a musician. His drum parts, his singing and the headbanging he provided us with throughout the years have granted him a place in the Rock & Roll heavens for sure. Take care of each other and always check in with one another, life is complicated and too uncertain even at the level of someone like Taylor.. RIP brother.

  • Chrystian Danucalov
    Chrystian Danucalov Hace 3 meses +5

    I remember going home after a Foo Fighters show and think "man, I really need to form a band and play some rock songs". I did play with some friends but nothing very serious, but hey, just the experience of hearing him and the Foos live made me stop, wonder about life and try something different and exciting. That's very powerful, for me at least. Rip Taylor

  • Dusty Hills
    Dusty Hills Hace 3 meses +8

    I started playing drums in the 80s when I was about 8 years-old. Through high school Dave Grohl was one of my favorite drummers and became one of many influences, which turned me onto Foo Fighters, of course. I really never got to know Taylor's drumming until the last 10 years or so. And he wasn't one of my major influences until just these past few years. After meeting my wife in 2017, turned her into a huge Nirvana and Foo Fighters fan and we began listening to their music a lot more around the house. Then after a friend's dad passed away, that friend was kind enough to help me get back into drumming and bought me a brand new kit using inheritance money. I had taught him how to play when we were kids, giving him one of my old kits, and he wanted to do something for me to return the favor. A month into getting reacquainted with drumming... I broke my back.
    I could only look at those beautiful drums sit in silence for about 4 months, unable to play them. It was torture. My body felt like it would never be capable of playing the music I love ever again. I struggled through physical and mental anguish. One day i discovered a video on ESclips with an interview of Taylor. He spoke about his influences and motivations, and he talked about how being a rock drummer is like being an athlete. Something about his sincerity, his authentic personality, it made me listen to him for nearly an hour. Afterwards, I started watching live performances of Foo Fighters and learning what made Taylor such a great drummer. He became one of several online drum teachers for me (including Drumeo). I finally got back on the kit and began playing a lot of Foo Fighters stuff within weeks. It wasn't pretty at first, but 2 years later I am twice the drummer I was a decade ago.
    Taylor is a huge reason I got back behind the kit. A huge reason I was able to recover from my injuries and fight off arthritis that has begun in my hips. And he was a huge reason I had the mental fortitude and desire to not only play drums again, but become the best drummer I can be at age 43. THANK YOU, TAYLOR!!! And THANK YOU, DRUMEO!!!

    • Nic
      Nic Hace un mes +1

      That’s an amazing story. Keep up the amazing work bro!

  • Karl Erwin Aguila
    Karl Erwin Aguila Hace 3 meses +2

    Love this man! One of my influences in drumming. Rest In Power Taylor! Your a legend.

  • Miles Yalzin
    Miles Yalzin Hace 3 meses +4

    I found the Foo Fighters when I was going through a dark period of my life, I was dealing with an abusive family and had lost contact with all my close friends. I felt like I had nowhere to go, and that everything was meaningless because there was no way things would end good.
    On those days I would stay in my room for hours, listening to Best of You, Walk, Everlong, and just a bunch of Foo Fighters songs on loop. I could feel every hit of Taylor landing deep in my heart, they moved something inside, before I noticed I was headbanging and trying to hit the fills on my thighs and stomping along the kick drum. Then I'd watch the live shows, and I'd see Taylor singing, jumping, smiling at Dave and just... having fun, and I just felt like my life had a purpose.
    I honestly think Taylor saved my life, and all the memories I've made since then, I owe them to him. I'd always be thankful for him, for being a huge inspiration not only to keep drumming, but to keep living.

  • Loïc Benoit
    Loïc Benoit Hace 3 meses +35

    The Pretender is still one of the best drumming song ever written/played. Rest in Peace Taylor, you will never be forgotten.

  • Emiliano Represa
    Emiliano Represa Hace 3 meses +11

    Now, ladies and gentlemen, THATS a dive into such an amazing musician legacy

  • chloemchll
    chloemchll Hace 3 meses +2

    Very glad you included Aurora.
    Aside from it being my favorite FF song that only people who listen to the whole album know, it is one of my favorite examples of Taylor’s drumming (especially the outro.)
    Also never realized Taylor worked with Coheed…

  • Jimmy Maher
    Jimmy Maher Hace 3 meses +8

    I just identified with him so much man, The energy and always having fun. Just seems like an energy that lifts everyone! Been a fan of the foo forever. He is the whole reason i picked up a kit. I always wanted to learn guitar or play needed. after watching him play over the years, i said Fuck it. He is having so much fun, Dave has killed it he never learned sheet music etc Taylor wanted to try guitar but than sat at a kit and was like i want this...So i started. Bought a used pearl road kit from someone 2 hours north of me at the time. A music teachers kid who didnt wanna play. It was untouched and awesome! not bad for 120$ - I watched every youtube of taylor playing and tried to replicate. HOURS and HOURS of trying to figure out. Finally took a lessson, more youtube, Discovered Drumeo - Started that...kept on plugging away and i was hooked. The song that really has meaning to me is Walk. Coming off some wild shit in my life and learning to walk again and be me etc. It just amplified it so much more for me and being able to play it, figure it out...that sense of accomplishment...that pocket of when you play it just makes me light up.
    I am going to miss taylor so much - just being able to see him and the guys goofing around and him just having fun behind the kit. it just really makes fun. not business...its fun. Going to miss you Taylor. Thanks for the kick ass music, energy and everything you have done for this world.

  • Samantha Marasca
    Samantha Marasca Hace 3 meses +5

    Finally the day is here! Couldn’t wait to watch this. Absolutely loved to watch him play, and even more so just watch him and Dave feed off of one another both on and off stage. It really was a beautiful relationship. I’m flying from Boston to L.A. to see his tribute show, and although I’m going to have to work all the overtime that I can get between now and then it’s going to be something that I’ll remember forever. At 45 years old, his passing inspired me to buy my first drum set and learn to play. I couldn’t swing a U.S. custom set, but I did buy a beautiful renown kit that I can’t wait to grow in to. Thanks for this video, it definitely tugged some heart strings.

  • David
    David Hace 3 meses +4

    I heard the news of Taylor's passing on the radio when I was driving home from a long day of work. I didn't actually believe what I was hearing... I jumped straight on my kit and started playing along with him and broke down. Felt like I'd lost a best friend that day. He was one of my biggest inspirations as a drummer and human being. Rest in peace Taylor you fkn legend.

  • M 6hill
    M 6hill Hace 3 meses +3

    Playing drums for 25y in a band that was founded by one of the most influential drummers in the world, and growing to be one himself while at it.. That is someone whose legacy needs to be remembered and honored... RIP man...

  • Jace Brown
    Jace Brown Hace 3 meses +4

    The Foos were my first ever concert, and being able to see his energy behind the kit was unreal. He definitely got me more interested in learning about how the drums work in music. I don’t play, but I love to find the inner-workings of the kit. RIP Taylor Hawkins

  • James Friedman
    James Friedman Hace 3 meses +1

    The best ever! My heart hurts for Dave and the band for losing such a bright light so suddenly.

  • Joseph Sekely
    Joseph Sekely Hace 16 días +1

    What a show. These musicians are my favorites and you honored them really well! Thank you. I learned more about why they sound so good.

  • AJay Hazzard
    AJay Hazzard Hace 3 meses +3

    Firstly, great video Drumeo…..loved it!
    I discovered Taylor while watching Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill, Live. Although I loved the album version, Hawkins made the songs his own and his enthusiastic playing had a big impact on me back in 1997. You can also see a glimpse of what was to come in the behind the scenes footage in that DVD, Taylor is hilarious.
    My favourite song that Taylor played on is Cyborg off Brian May’s solo album Another World. His style shines through on this song, great feel, fast bombastic snare and tom buildups, and I just love the half-time fills he does throughout the whole song.
    This is pure Taylor Hawkins and I’m really surprised that it’s hardly mentioned. It was recorded the same year Taylor joined the Foos and to me Cyborg is one of the best examples of the prowess of Mr Hawkins.
    Forever an influence, thanks Taylor!

  • 1rcproductions
    1rcproductions Hace 3 meses +2

    I was always inspired by his pure energy on the drums and by his obvious love for music and drumming. RIP.

  • Nick Phillips
    Nick Phillips Hace 3 meses

    I loved this video so much. I remember trying to learn All My Life when I was younger and the feeling of locking into that track was immaculate. I still get chills when I hear his drum tracks. I’m also a singer and I admire his vocals and just the person and musician he was. To not love Taylor and his contributions to the world is a sin. RIP to a true legend.

  • Miloš Koprivica
    Miloš Koprivica Hace 3 meses +32

    The energy man, that unbealivably driving energy of his will influence so many generations of new drummers. You'll always be remembered, Hawk.

  • Vissen met Jazzy
    Vissen met Jazzy Hace 3 meses +2

    I've ever saw All my life on MTV and I thought "Damn, thy sound so intense!" Years gone by and somehow I heard that song again. It gave me the same energy when I heard it for the first time.
    Originaly, my drumming and music came from metal music. But when I heard the Foo Fighters and Hawkins. I really wanted to do the same.
    Hawkins had such a huge impact on me bout drums, vocals and stage performance. I even changed my drums to Gretsch and Zildjian because of Taylor. Hell, I totally copied his drumsets. Everyday I played and practice all the foo fighters records. Just because I wanted to be as good as Taylor Hawkins.
    I bought all there cd's, dvd's and merchandise. Cuz Foo Fighters makes timeless music. And I will always be a fan to The foos and especially Taylor.
    Thanks for this awesome tribute bout a legend who will live on forever with his drumming legacy 🤘🏾❤🥁🥁

  • Durgleburdy
    Durgleburdy Hace 3 meses +2

    Wasting light was one of the albums I completely wore out, a big part of that is taylors drumming on it, it was electric and i spent a great deal of time trying to figure out his parts by ear (still working on it btw) listening to him progress as a musician was a gift, as was seeing him play on the side stage with chevy metal and play a massive drum solo while getting lifted up into the air, ill miss getting that rush of excitement id get whenever he put out music in any of the bands he played in, wondering what hed do next on the drums, i look forward to telling people about him till the day i die, RIP hawk…be the bird

  • Ryan Mac
    Ryan Mac Hace 3 meses +3

    Taylor motivated me to continue playing. His humbleness, attitude, personality all contributed to his magnificent drumming. His musicianship is a reflection of just who he IS. RIP Taylor... you're alive in so many of us brother and we'll make sure your legacy continues! Hearing of his passing was one of the hardest days I've experienced in a long time...God bless TH!!

  • mike yates
    mike yates Hace 3 meses +1

    I'm in a 90s cover band, and we play Foo Fighters, holy cow his parts are inspirational! True legend, and awesome human being.

  • David McCorkindale
    David McCorkindale Hace 3 meses +19

    Taylor made you feel alive, the energy was so contagious he and Dave bounced off each other; we will always miss you Taylor RIP

  • Kamarada Trukoski
    Kamarada Trukoski Hace 3 meses +5

    I'm a guitar player, Taylor is why I wanted to pick up the drums. Now I can record my own drum parts for my music, cause of him. And hard work. Godspeed Taylor. RIP.

  • Michael Becker
    Michael Becker Hace 3 meses +2

    I've always loved the foo fighters, but that snare on the pretender is just so damn good! I need to get a practice pad and get my chops up! FOR TAYLOR!

  • Luciano José Gargiulo
    Luciano José Gargiulo Hace 3 meses +3

    What a beautiful tribute, love the ending. Taylor is, and will be along with Dave, my drumming hero. Thanks Brandon!

  • G Eltnam
    G Eltnam Hace 3 meses +1

    FF always has been on my musical influence, and I really loved Taylor's playing style. It is really a shame that I didn't had the opportunity to see him preform live. He will always be remembered

  • Scott Brower
    Scott Brower Hace 3 meses +2

    He was the embodiment of a driving, exciting rhythm section.

  • RP88
    RP88 Hace 3 meses +2

    Watching Taylor play live with so much energy and passion always reminded me why I love being a drummer. It's about having fun and living in the moment. Thank you for your dedication and leaving it all on the stage, Taylor. RIP.

  • Julio S
    Julio S Hace 3 meses +1

    Taylor, by far was one of my greatest inspirations as drummer. His energy and straight forward blast rock grooves just fit my style perfectly. Had tickets to see The Foos in Boston Callings 2020. Was canceled because of covid. Never will be ever to see the real foos live but his legacy and inspiration will live forever !

  • Aidan Leroux
    Aidan Leroux Hace 3 meses +1

    Everlong was one of the first songs I learned to play, I know h's not on the track but seeing him play it live was truly a joy. You will be missed taylor.

  • The INTRAdibles
    The INTRAdibles Hace 3 meses +69

    Love it. His presence in the Foos will always live forever.
    Let's talk about Jeff Porcaro next. 🥁🥁🥁

  • Ralph Tarr
    Ralph Tarr Hace 3 meses +2

    Funny thing is I'm a 56 YR old drummer with the same influences as Taylor but he's influenced me as you need to remain teachable, his style is everything I love about drumming all wrapped up in one!!! Gone way too soon!! He will inspire for many generations of players ✌️🌟

  • Richard C
    Richard C Hace 3 meses +1

    Foo is the soundtrack of a very important era of my life. The news of demise definitely hit me hard and broke me down. But that night, I cracked open some old Foo Fighter songs. Hearing him playing, even through a pair of earbuds, I realized how lucky it is to still be able to hear him play. Earbuds or live, his legacy lives, FOREVER!

  • Carter Boggess
    Carter Boggess Hace 3 meses +1

    Taylor is one of my favorite drummers of all time, and one of my biggest influences in my drumming. I remember for the first time I ever played in front of a crowd for a talent show I played “The Pretender” and till this day it’s one of my favorite songs to play. His influence will live in forever 🤘🏻 Reat in Peace Taylor❤️

  • Rach
    Rach Hace 3 meses +2

    I love to see Taylor and Dave laughing, especially when they are messing on with the drums.
    It encourages me that music is fun, even when I’m learning rolls and given horrible snare drum homework by my drum teacher.
    Thanks for the laughter Taylor and thanks for the music 🎶 💚

  • Ashley Dillon
    Ashley Dillon Hace 3 meses +37

    Losing Taylor Hawkins has felt like losing a piece of my youth and adulthood. He was always the picture of fun, humor, friendship, and freely unleashing the beast within on the drums. Seeing Taylor in any capacity was always a joy. I've been so heartbroken about his passing that the only way I've been able to get through it is to pick up the fucking sticks, take some lessons, and honor him through finally playing instead of sitting on the sidelines wishing I could. For 25 years, I've been a huge fan of the Foo Fighters and never got to see them live. Either life circumstances or scalpers making tickets impossible to afford got in the way. With all of the new music coming out and promise of a tour coming my way, I decided this was the time, I've got the money, I'm going to see my rock heroes... and then it was too late. I'm in my mid-30s now and just starting on the drums. Because fuck "too late." Rest easy, Taylor. Your music lives on in all of us.

    • Erik Sarmiento
      Erik Sarmiento Hace 2 meses

      as a drummer... I guess is good Taylor inspires you but the instrument itself should be all the inspiration you need. And you still have time to learn.
      I started drums in my 20's
      Guitar in my 30's
      bass in my 40's and I am 40 now, so I'm pretty sure I'll be learning bass and piano this decade.
      Mid 30's? you still have time to be very good at drums, guitar, bass, piano... by age 50 you can be a decent drummer/guitarrist and bass player.
      W drums all you gotta do is have that space in your home for the kit and spend time on it... you'll get it, its probably the most self taught friendly instrument. And to me, Foo's are one of the easiest ones to play along to... to me Foo's/Nirvana are very easy to replicate on drums
      w guitars all you gotta do is get 1-2 guitars, wall hangers, put the guitar in the room you spend the most time in... then you will logically play it far more often than if it was under your bed in a case, or in the shed, or in the storage room.
      w not seeing Foo Fighters live... all you need is a time machine.
      I seen them live 6 times... I even had Dave speak to me at a gig while I was shouting at him from the crowd... me and those around me were thirsty as fuck, the stewards at the front only handed out water if no bands were playing... so I started a chant to get us water... Dave replied on his mic looking in my direction telling the Stewards to give us water!! how cool is that?... the Stewards still didnt give us any fucking water though. Wish i could share any of those gigs w you. Foo's are always consistently very good live.

    • daniel martin
      daniel martin Hace 3 meses +1

      BTW. I love the fact your starting to jam drums. I started at 48, been a bassist before

    • daniel martin
      daniel martin Hace 3 meses +1

      I can relate. Neil Peart's death crushed me. Take heart and rest in the peace of God. RIP Taylor and Peart

    • Cynthia Hughes
      Cynthia Hughes Hace 3 meses +4

      I started playing my main instrument, the harp, in my 30's, and now in my 60's I've gained skills I thought were out of reach for me on guitar just through the joy of playing and learning from other guitarists. Never too late to develop your skills - clearly, you've always had the heart. Have a blast in honor of Taylor and the music you've loved.

  • Ryan W
    Ryan W Hace 2 meses +1

    What a cool tribute! Thanks for this, he was amazing!!

  • René Alexander Díaz Martínez

    I started playing the drums almost two years ago, but I've been tapping rhythms in everything I could get my hands on since I heard Learn To Fly for the first time, a bit over 20 years ago. He was one of the first drummers I started to notice and as I grew up, I kept trying to imitate him from every music video that he appeared in. Without realizing it, every new album the FF released contained a song that joined me in every milestone, good or sad moment in life. It's safe to say that he played the drums in the soundtrack of my life. I'll try to keep imitating him from behind the kit. RIP Taylor, you will be missed.

  • Belle Star
    Belle Star Hace un mes

    This is a beautiful tribute. Made me cry, I love watching his interviews and him singing Queen music. He is a icon and his music will be his legacy forever. Gone too soon. R.I.P Taylor.

  • Hizzy374
    Hizzy374 Hace 3 meses +3

    I'm not a drummer, I'm one of those string players, but I found inspiration in how Dave , as a drummer views guitar playing. I'm a HUGE Foos fan, enormous. I've loved Taylor's energy as a person, his power, his passion and the bond he had with DG.
    I've never really paid much attention to what goes on behind the drums, they were there but this video let me get inside the head of one of the greatest rock drummers of our time.
    With you, the bridge section of The Pretender is one of my favourites, but on six strings. To hear it from Taylor's and a drummer's perspective adds even more love to that piece now.
    I was in shock when Taylor left us, I kept thinking this isn't real, then thought of his family and those who loved him. If it had this impact on me, a stranger, then how are they feeling? But.... Taylor has been a part of our lives for 25 years and his music, the Foo Fighters music has been a huge part of who we are, and that loss will leave a huge gap for many of us too.
    3 months on, it still chokes me to see this video of a man full of such life, passion, energy and zest for everything he did. The music world is a quieter place for his loss.
    Rest in beats, as I believe the drumming community say. You will be missed, and remembered for a very long time and your legacy will live on in your music.

  • Becky Barnes
    Becky Barnes Hace 10 días

    I remember first watching him play on video thinking WOW! This talent, this love of music is in that smile, in how he plays. Infectious! You can't not smile while watching him play. I just can't stop watching the Tribute Video of his son Shane playing with the Foo Fighters. He is absolutely a Prodigy. His father would be so proud!

  • Act Naturally
    Act Naturally Hace 3 meses

    My first FF record was Wasting Light, so many good tracks in this album, when I heard Rope I was completely amazed by Taylor’s playing. Some drummers just got that fire when you listened to them, and you’ll know they played every single note with their heart and soul. You’ll be missed Taylor.

  • Caroline Smith
    Caroline Smith Hace 3 meses +2

    I still can’t believe Taylor isn’t here anymore, I’ve loved the Foo Fighter’s from the beginning seen them 12 times & was meant to see them again in June . I’m not a musician but i do appreciate the amazing power Taylor had playing the drums , he will NEVER be forgotten but he will always be missed ❤️🥁

  • Paolo Dino Oddone
    Paolo Dino Oddone Hace un mes +1

    got nothing but tears. thanks god I can listen to him playing whenever I want. He's the best drummer of the world whatever it means.

  • Logan☆
    Logan☆ Hace 2 meses

    im so glad i got into this band and absolutely loved watching their live performances that were streamed

  • Chris S
    Chris S Hace 3 meses +1

    Every time I sit down to practice, I finish off the session with a healthy dose of Foo Fighters songs, and every time I’m left smiling and shaking my head when I discover a new intricacy to the drum part I’d previously missed. Taylor Hawkins was the perfect example of a modern day Bonham, bringing an instantly recognizable style to every song on which he played, while still playing for the song instead of himself. He was a major influence on my playing and I’m incredibly sad we’ll never get to hear another new drum part from him. Rest in Power Hawk.

  • 코지티비Kozzie TV w/ 월터 리

    I was lucky enough to see the Foo Fighters live twice, I’m not a drummer but I am a Foo Fighters lover and Taylor was a big part why I loved the Foos so much. What a guy.

  • Jaime Hdez
    Jaime Hdez Hace 3 meses +2

    Such an amazing tribute, thank you drumeo! You made me smile and cry on the same video haha. I also started to listen to the foo fighters when I listened to The Pretender and was the first song I learned without help, wow what a nice feeling, good times! Farewell Taylor Hawkins RIP

  • Chad Schoen
    Chad Schoen Hace 3 meses

    He’s soooooo fun to watch play. I’m a guitarist and every time I watch him play, I just smile and want to play air drums. Taylor was such an important musician for my generation. His playing and backing vocals on the pretender make me tear up with joy and passion.

  • Stephen Ord
    Stephen Ord Hace 3 meses +2

    Been playing from the age of 7. 66 now and arthritis has kicked in. Seen the best drummers but massive respect to Taylor. RIP great drummer

  • Andrew Lawler
    Andrew Lawler Hace 3 meses +1

    It's Over has always been one of my favorite tracks to play drums along to. Taylor was possibly my biggest influence on drums, RIP.

  • DM
    DM Hace 3 meses +2

    Foo fighters and Taylor Hawkins was, is, and ALWAYS will be my favorite band. For me, their music changed and saved my life and I owe them everything.
    I really want to live all the music from them first hand, should I cover EVERY song ever from FF? Say YES and I'll do it 🔥🤟🤟

  • milo mishler
    milo mishler Hace 2 meses

    I taught myself how to play the drums by listening to, and playing along with "The Color and the Shape" on repeat for months. Still one of my favorite albums of all time, and I still frequently use tracks from that album as warm ups.

  • Justin Cork
    Justin Cork Hace 3 meses +1

    After years away from the drums it was Taylor’s beats in the foo fighters that got me back drumming. There goes my hero 😔

  • Jops00
    Jops00 Hace 3 meses

    Awesome video, I was always a huge foo’s fan, i remember being about 12 and getting my first CD and when Low kicked in I was so hooked. Its funny in a way because most songs referenced with taylors fingerprints all over them are my favourites. Low, Aurora, In your Honor are all masterpieces with so much energy. He seemed to get better and better
    He was a real icon and legend

  • Rich Velarde
    Rich Velarde Hace 3 meses

    When I learned of his death, I was out of town with my girlfriend and a few of her friends whom I had just met. I was trying so hard not to tear up at that moment. To this day, I still can't believe that he's gone. But his music is everlasting. Rest in power.

  • fonk
    fonk Hace 3 meses +21

    That live SNL version of Times Like These was absolute gold!
    Also, glad you highlighted his time with others like Alanis and C&C 🤙

  • Jw Anderson
    Jw Anderson Hace 3 meses +1

    Got to see them twice ever, Taylor was a Power house Rock drummer you'd find back in the classic rock hay day. Thank you guys for doing this! The majority of millennial drummers grew up on this guys feel and grooves, he definitely changed the pop rock drumming game! And we're all better for it! Rest in Power and Beats Taylor!

  • Derek Motta
    Derek Motta Hace 3 meses +1

    Taylor was the total package and then some. One of the earlier drum tracks I “tried” to learn as a kid was Everlong. Also shout out to the work he did with Coheed! What a dude!

  • Adam Armour-Florence
    Adam Armour-Florence Hace 3 meses

    This was absolutely beautiful. Thank you Drumeo. Literally brought a tear to my eye.
    Taylor, in all his tremendous virtuosity, inspired me subconsciously in my drum techniques and overall style.
    Aurora is also my fave Foos song.
    Thank you Taylor. You were a magnificent soul. RIP. Peace. ✌️

  • Rob Duck
    Rob Duck Hace 3 meses

    I never realized how awesome he was until it was too late. One of my favorite drummers for sure. I think cigarettes had a lot to do with his death. Stay away from cigarettes kids. When he passed I got into his drum grooves and holy! I ❤️ his style 100% Wish I could have met this bright soul. Rest easy Taylor 💔

  • Erik Stingl
    Erik Stingl Hace 3 meses +1

    After many years of listening and playing Foo fighters songs I was lucky enough to see them playing live in Dublin in 2019.
    I´ll never forget when the platform he was playing on lifted up and he started his amazing drum solo!!
    RIP Taylor Hawkins, drums hero and inspiration!!

  • Behnyb
    Behnyb Hace 3 meses +1

    Had the privilege of seeing him live last year in Cincinnati. A true musician!

  • willy symphonia
    willy symphonia Hace 3 meses +1

    RIP Taylor, thank you for showed us it's always fun to play drums, thank you for the inspirations.

  • Rick Widlund
    Rick Widlund Hace 11 horas +1

    Never seen a video, without him smiling. He LOVED what he was doing !