Why Taylor Hawkins Was Not Included in the 2023 Grammys In Memoriam

The famed Foo Fighters drummer died in March 2022 at the age of 50

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders perform at Guitar Center's 27th Annual Drum-Off at Club Nokia on January 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Taylor Hawkins. Photo: Ashley Beliveau/Getty

Eagle-eyed Grammys viewers noticed that late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was not included in the 2023 "In Memoriam" portion of this year's show.

Hawkins, who died at 50 in March 2022, was not left out of the tribute— rather, he was featured in last year's memoriam segment.

The 2022 Grammys were held April 3, just nine days after Hawkins' tragic death on March 25.

Foo Fighters went on to win three Grammys that night: best rock performance ("Making a Fire"), best rock song ("Waiting On a War") and best rock album (Medicine at Midnight).

Medicine at Midnight, Foo Fighters' 10th studio album and the last to feature Hawkins, was released in February 2021.

Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Studio 666" at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl. Rich Fury/Getty

Hawkins died while on tour with Foo Fighters in Bogota, Colombia. The band was set to headline the Festival Estéreo Picnic before organizers announced a medical emergency had taken place, and the band would no longer be appearing.

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