Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told fans in Mexico that the band’s track Everglow was sung in honor of Taylor Hawkins after his death was confirmed overnight.
The music industry was left heartbroken by the news, with tributes from the likes of Ozzy Osborne, Travis Barker and Miley Cyrus.
Coldplay also paid a sweet nod to the late star and dedicated a track in his honor as they performed in Monterrey, Mexico on Friday night.
During a performance at the Estadio BBVA, Martin Hawkins paid tribute before a performance of their track “Everglow”.
The four piece band is currently on their Music For The Spheres world tour and has reached their South American leg.
The singer told fans, “We heard that a friend of ours passed away in a great, great band called Foo Fighters,” he told the crowd.
“We weren’t sure if we should talk about it at this concert, but we have to because they are our friends and we care about them.
“We feel like we should send love to the Foo Fighters because we all knew Taylor, their drummer who was a beautiful man and that’s why we’re going to play this song for the Foo Fighters.”
Foo Fighters issued a statement on March 25 confirming the devastating news.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins,” it said.
“His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on in all of us forever.
“Our hearts are with his wife, children and family and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time,” they added.
This was also announced by Miley Cyrus Her next appearance would be dedicated to Hawkins, paying tribute to him on her Instagram Stories.
Miley captioned her Instagram Story with a touching tribute, sharing a black and white pic of a smiling Hawkins.
“This is how I will always remember you…” she wrote. My show tomorrow is dedicated to Taylor Hawkins.’
In a second story, she included a link to the Pretenders hit Brass in Pocket and shared an emotional memory: “My favorite memory with Taylor is him dancing around his drum kit while playing to this song. Repeat it and imagine we laugh…. Love forever.’
Footage from the band’s last performance at Lollapalooza Argentina just six days ago has surfaced, in which Hawkins makes an incredible trade-off with former Nirvana drummer Grohl to sing a Queen song.
He performed a rendition of Somebody To Love, with Hawkins telling the crowd, “I love Dave Grohl, man.
“I would deliver pizza if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl. I’d run the drums department at a guitar center if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl.”
The band played at the Hipódromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires for over two hours, performing hits like The Pretender and My Hero, as well as No Son Of Mine and Shame Shame.
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