Foo Fighters performance at Grammy Awards canceled
Las Vegas, Nevada - The Foo Fighters will no longer perform at the 2022 Grammy awards following the death of Taylor Hawkins, their drummer, the Recording Academy said.
A tribute to Hawkins will take place at the 64th annual awards ceremony on Sunday, according to an official statement.
Hawkins (55) was on the South American leg of the band's world tour when his sudden death was announced at the weekend, after he had complained of chest pains at his hotel in northern Bogotá.
The band recently announced they were cancelling all of their upcoming tour dates "in light of the staggering loss."
A note on the Recording Academy website read: "Foo Fighters will no longer perform at the 2022 GRAMMYs, although a tribute to Taylor Hawkins will take place."
No further details about the band's attendance or the tribute have been provided.
Hawkins' death prompted an outpouring of grief from fans and other artists, including Paul McCartney, who described him as a "true Rock and Roll hero."
Among other acts that are scheduled to perform at this year's Grammy's are Oscar winner Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo.
K-pop megastars BTS, Jack Harlowe, Brandi Carlile and award-winning country band Brothers Osbourne are also on the bill.
The Grammys, regarded as music's biggest night, will take place this year in Nevada for the first time and will be hosted by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah.
The ceremony was postponed from its original date of January 31 this year due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19. It will now be broadcast live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, local time.
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