Alanis Morissette pays tribute to former bandmate Taylor Hawkins

Virgin Radio

1 Jul 2022, 16:32

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The singer is dedicating 'Ironic' to the drummer on her current tour.

Can it really be only four months since the Foo Fighters drummer passed?

Hawkins died on March 25th ahead of a concert that the Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform in Bogotá, Colombia. Virgin Radio payed tribute to the modern rock icon, here.

Hawkins was a touring member of Alanis Morissette's band from June 1995 until March 1997, playing with her on the Can't Not tour in support of her highly acclaimed 1995 album Jagged Little Pill.

Hawkins didn't play on any of Morissette's studio albums, though he did feature on her Jagged Little Pill, Live video project. He joined the Foo Fighters as a live musician in 1997, before first recording with the band on their 1999 record, Nothing Left to Lose.

Though Morissette and Hawkins shared a musical moment, apparently the Canadian singer knew he was always destined for the Foos.

Dave Grohl wrote the following of Hawkins in his 2021 autobiography, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music; "During his stint as Alanis Morissette’s drummer, long before he became a Foo Fighter, we would bump into each other backstage at festivals all over the world, and our chemistry was so obvious that even Alanis herself once asked him, ‘What are you going to do when Dave asks you to be his drummer?’”

Now it's transpired that Morissette has recently been paying tribute to her former drummer on her current UK tour, with images of him appearing on the big screen behind her when she plays her 1996 smash hit 'Ironic'. The words 'In Memory of Taylor Hawkins' appear when the song ends.

The Foo Fighters recently announced two star-studded tribute concerts to Hawkins, one of which will see Morissette appear. The first will take place on September 3rd at Wembley Stadium in London, while the second will be held on September 27th at the Forum in Los Angeles.