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Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Chad Smith apologise for Taylor Hawkins comments about his final months
Friends of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins have said comments they made about the star’s final months were ‘taken out of context’. Hawkins died at the age of 50 in March when the Foo Fighters were on tour in Colombia. His bandmates Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee have since cancelled the remaining tour dates in order to grieve privately out of the spotlight. However, an article was published this week detailing the final months of Hawkins’ life, featuring quotes from friends such as Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Chad Smith. It was claimed that Hawkins was tired of touring and that the Foo Fighters may have split after the latest concerts. Cameron – who was a close friend of Hawkins and worked with him on the late musician’s project Nighttime Boogie Association – reportedly told Rolling Stone: ‘He had a heart-to-heart with Dave and, yeah, he told me that he “couldn’t f*****g do it anymore” — those were his words.’ A rep for Foo Fighters denied that Hawkins ever raised these issues, telling the publication: ‘No, there was never a “heart-to-heart” — or any sort of meeting on this topic — with Dave and [Silva Artist Management].’ Smith reportedly recalled an incident in December 2021 where Hawkins allegedly lost consciousness on a plane in Chicago. ‘He just said he was exhausted and collapsed, and they had to pump him full of IVs and stuff.
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18-year-old drums for Pearl Jam as Matt Cameron continues COVID recovery
Pearl Jam were joined on drums by an 18-year-old at their Oakland, California show this weekend – see footage below.The Seattle legends’ drummer Matt Cameron is out of action on the band’s current tour after testing positive for COVID, so they’ve been enlisting stand-in drummers.Pearl Jam were joined by a fan on drums at their Oakland show on Thursday (May 12), with touring member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer also stepping in on drumming duties for a series of tracks including Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town’, ‘Why Go’ and ‘Corduroy’.With Cameron still isolating, Saturday’s (May 14) show also saw the band recruit another stand-in drummer for a song.Kai Neukermans joined the band for 2013 song ‘Mind Your Manners’, and told the San Fransisco Chronicle that, after hearing that Cameron was unavailable to play the show, he texted Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder‘s daughter Olivia, who he had met on a previous occasion.He was then invited to send a video of him drumming along to a Pearl Jam track, which he skipped school to do, and ended up on stage at the Oakland Arena.Fan-shot footage sees Vedder telling the crowd during the show: “Everybody this is Kai; Kai this is everybody! You’re leading the band, brother.”See footage below.Last week, Pearl Jam honoured Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins during their LA concert at The Forum by performing 2005 song ‘Cold Day In The Sun’.The original version of the track featured Hawkins on lead vocals and, for the Seattle band’s performance of it, Cameron took on singing duties.Cameron and Hawkins previously worked together in the band Nighttime Boogie Association, releasing two songs together
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Watch Pearl Jam get fan to play drums after Matt Cameron tests positive for COVID-19
Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron pulled out of the band’s show in Oakland last night (May 12) after testing positive for COVID-19.It was the first time in 24 years the sticksman has missed a show with the band.As a result, touring member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer stepped in on drumming duties for a series of tracks including Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town’, ‘Why Go’ and ‘Corduroy’.Longtime band collaborator Richard Stuverud also got behind the drums for ‘Quick Escape’ and ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ before a fan stepped up for the show’s finale ‘Yellow Ledbetter’. You can view footage below.It comes just days after the band honoured Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins during their LA concert at The Forum by performing 2005 song ‘Cold Day In The Sun’.The original version of the track featured Hawkins on lead vocals and, for the Seattle band’s performance of it, Cameron took on singing duties.Cameron and Hawkins previously worked together in the band Nighttime Boogie Association, releasing two songs together – ‘Long In The Tooth’ and ‘The Path We’re On’ – in 2020.Last week, Pearl Jam took another moment to remember Hawkins as they kicked off their ‘Gigaton’ tour in San Diego.
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'Wish I could've been there’ Brian May's frustration that he couldn’t help Taylor Hawkins
Queen legend Brian May spoke on the bond he had with his "brother".Taylor had died in Bogota, Columbia, in March while on tour with his group, aged just 50 - and Brian, who had been one of the last of his friends to speak to him, revealed that he will be sorely missed.Brian's second solo album, Another World, will be re-released imminently for the first time since 1998 and it contains a track with Taylor as the drummer.This prompted him to address the history of their friendship and how he felt about the loss."God, I wish I could have been there to help him through that, whatever it was," Brian exclaimed of his demise."[When] Taylor stepped in to do a track, [he] gave me a wonderful injection of energy, friendship, joy and light - and [now] he's gone... which is awful," he lamented.Brian confirmed that the collaboration had been one of the first album sessions Taylor had ever done."He'd only just joined the Foo Fighters, he was just a boy really and he was the biggest Queen fan in the world, which took me by surprise," he recalled fondly.He added that Taylor's endorsement of the group had introduced them to an even wider audience and made them "very cool to a lot of people"."He was an encyclopedia about Queen, absolutely incredible, he knew everything we'd ever done," Brian added in amazement."He became like a brother.
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Jimmy Page says he refused to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s new album
Jimmy Page has explained why he has refused to appear on Ozzy Osbourne‘s new album.It comes after the Black Sabbath legend confirmed that he’d finished the follow up to his 2020 LP ‘Ordinary Man’ earlier this week.Sharing a photo on social media, Osbourne said “I’m so happy to let everyone know that I finished my new album this week and delivered it to my label Epic Records.”“I’ll be sharing all the information about the album and its upcoming release with you in the next several weeks,” he added.A post shared by Ozzy Osbourne (@ozzyosbourne)Last December, Osbourne’s producer and guitarist Andrew Watt said that Robert Trujillo (Metallica) featured on bass on the album, with the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) sharing drumming duties.Smith has also recently confirmed that Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Eric Clapton, Josh Homme and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also feature. He claims Osbourne also tried to get Page to contribute but said “I don’t think he plays anymore”.But the Led Zeppelin legend has now explained that he refused to appear on the album because he was too busy working on his own projects.“There’s various things I’m working towards,” Page told Classic Rock.
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Aladdin voice actor Gilbert Gottfried passes away at age 67
Gilbert Gottfried passed away on Tuesday at the age of 67, according to a statement released by his family.In a heartbreaking statement that they shared on his social media accounts, they wrote: "We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness.VIDEO: Stars gone too soon"In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children."RELATED: Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies aged 50 as band delivers devastating newsIt continued: "Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert's honor." It was signed: "Love, the Gottfried family."A post shared by Gilbert Gottfried (@realgilbert)The actor's family shared a statement announcing his passingTributes from several of his fans started immediately pouring in on social media as they remembered him for his decades-long career in Hollywood.Best remembered for being a key Saturday Night Live cast member in the 80s and for voicing the character of Iago in Disney's Aladdin, the actor and comedian had established a massive presence for himself in the industry.Read more HELLO! US stories hereLike this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.Join HELLO! Fashion at a free fashion & beauty popup by SHEIN and KlarnaBattling the menopause? Here are 5 ways these herbal supplements can support youDiamonds from just £250: the eco-friendly new collection you need to see By registering to HELLO!'s newsletter, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted hellomagazine.com's privacy policy, the cookies policy, and the website terms of use, and that you consent
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