Billie Eilish Pays Tribute To Taylor Hawkins In Spectacular Rain-Soaked Grammys Performance

Jess Hardiman

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Billie Eilish Pays Tribute To Taylor Hawkins In Spectacular Rain-Soaked Grammys Performance

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Billie Eilish has paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at this year's Grammy Awards, having worn a t-shirt with his face on as she performed.

Eilish - who is up for seven Grammys this year - took to the stage for a live rendition of 'Happier Than Ever', the song from her album of the same name. The performance began in an upside-down house, before Eilish and her brother Finneas made their way to the roof as rain started to lash down.

But as impressive as the lavish set and waterworks were, many fans were most blown away with a much simpler gesture, having clocked that Eilish was wearing a t-shirt honouring Hawkins - who died last week at the age of 50.

One person tweeted: "Billie Eilish is wearing a Taylor Hawkins t-shirt during her Grammys performance and my heart broke a little."

Someone else wrote: "Pure class @billieeilish wearing Taylor Hawkins tee in her Grammy performance."

A third said: "The one and only @billieeilish gave an amazing performance while rocking a shirt with the late Taylor Hawkins on it."

Hawkins' death was confirmed by his band on social media last week, with a heartbreaking statement saying: "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins.

"His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.

"Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time." 

The band had been on tour in South America, and were due to headline Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, on the night of Friday 25 March. However, the festival confirmed on that the band had pulled out of the event due to Hawkins’ death, saying: “With a broken heart, we are here to let you know of very sad news due to a very serious medical situation the Foo Fighters cannot perform tonight and they have cancelled the rest of their South American tour.” 

The band had been scheduled to play at Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo on 26 March, before heading home to the United States to continue the tour.  

Topics: Music, Celebrity, Grammys, Billie Eilish

Jess Hardiman
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