Foo Fighters will continue to play as band after Taylor Hawkin's death

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By Carissa Alcantara

After the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins in March, Foo Fighters promised their fans that they would perform soon.

In a recent Instagram post, the group made its first statement about Taylor's death.

"Without Taylor, we would never have become the band that we were," the band said, "and without Taylor, we know that we're going to be a different band going forward."

The message continued, "We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again, and we will soon, he'll be there in spirit with all of us every night."

This marks the Dave Grohl-led band's first public acknowledgment that it will continue without Hawkins, who died in March at 50 while the band was on tour in Colombia.

Foo Fighters canceled their remaining 2022 tour dates following Hawkins' death and have yet to announce new concerts for the band.

Taylor joined the band after touring with Alanis Morissette as a drummer after forming Foo Fighters in 1997. Dave and his group have become one of the most prominent rock bands in the industry.