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Foo Fighters will be 'a different band going forward'

The Dave Grohl-led rockers will carry on following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins earlier this year

In a New Year’s Eve message, Foo Fighters have vowed to carry on as "a different band" following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins was found dead this past March in a hotel room in Colombia, shortly before the Foo Fighters were due to play the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá. 

In the new statement, the band wrote: "Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were — and without Taylor, we know that we're going to be a different band going forward.

"We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you and we know that when we see you again — and we will soon — he'll be there in spirit with all of us every night."

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