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'Popular and misleading story': Matt Cameron and Chad Smith deny Rolling Stone report on Taylor Hawkins

‘Popular and misleading story’: Matt Cameron and Chad Smith deny Rolling Stone report on Taylor Hawkins

Allegedly, his statements were taken out of context Matt Cameron as Chad Smith denied the statements attributed to both musicians in a recent Rolling Stone report About the difficult final months of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters drummer who died last March in Columbia, during the band’s South American tour.

In the report, both were cited as sources to establish Hawkins’ annoyance with the extensive tours of the Foo Fighters – who did not agree to participate in the script – and that he was going to have conversations with the squad leader, Dave Grohl, about the same. “He had a conversation with Dave, and yes, he told me he ‘can’t take it anymore’, those were his words. So I guess they made a deal.”“But the flight schedule seemed to get even crazier after that,” Cameron said in the report.

For Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, what happened with Hawkins was “Try to keep up. He did whatever it took to keep up with it, and in the end he just couldn’t keep up.”

But the musician indicated on his social media that he agreed to participate in the Rolling Stone Report because of “I assumed it would be a celebration of his life and work.”. But he charged that “my quotes have been taken out of context and formed into a narrative that I never intended.”

Later, he apologized to Hawkins’ environment. “I just have the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the families of the Foo Fighters. -Referred-. I am truly sorry for my participation in this interview, and I apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration.”

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For his part, the report quoted Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This refers to an incident that occurred in December 2021, which A member of the Foo Fighters fainted and lost consciousness during a layover in Chicago, on his way to a show in Abu Dhabi that was recently canceled. This could have been Taylor Hawkins.

“He just said he was exhausted and collapsed and they had to fill him up with IVs and other things,” Smith said. He was dehydrated and all kinds of things.” Moreover, he confirmed that after what happened, Hawkins told him, “I can’t do it like that anymore.”

However, the drummer also chose to refuse the release. Rolling Stone asked me to share some memories of our time together, which I thought would be a well-deserved loving tribute. While that, The story they wrote was interesting and misleadingHad I known, I would not have agreed to participate.”