The 50 best albums of 2023
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2023.
A true rock'n'roll hero, Taylor was loved by fans and musicians alike, who have all been sharing countless messages of adoration for the man himself across social media.
Sharing a photo of himself with Taylor and Perry Farrell, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello said, "God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend."
Ozzy Osbourne described Taylor as "a great person and an amazing musician", while The Offspring named him as "one of rock’s greatest drummers."
Producer Mark Ronson has called Taylor "truly one of a kind" and "a generous, joyful, positive, impish, badass, infectiously hilarious, kind spirit."
Below are just some of the messages of friendship and admiration for one of the greatest musicians to ever sit behind a drum kit. Kerrang! sends our love and deepest condolences to Taylor's family, friends and bandmates.
Just over one month on from announcing Foo Fighters as 2024 headliners, Hellfest have added a ton more bands – including Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, The Prodigy, Enter Shikari, Bruce Dickinson and Corey Taylor…
Scott Ian’s young son Revel gave guitarist Pat Smear “the day off” and performed in the studio with Foo Fighters. So awesome.
With Anthrax in the studio working on the follow-up to 2016’s For All Kings, drummer Charlie Benante thanked Dave Grohl for “coming by and giving us a jolt”.
After joining the Foo Fighters for a performance on Saturday Night Live, H.E.R. has unveiled an official cover of the band’s But Here We Are track The Glass – listen now.
See Foo Fighters return to this weekend’s SNL with a performance of The Glass featuring H.E.R., as well as Rescued (with an introduction by Christopher Walken – if you know, you know).
In support of new solo album Lost At Sea, Chris Shiflett will return to the UK and Ireland next March…