Foo Fighters now have more Grammys than any other American band in history
The Foo Fighters won the 2022 Grammy Awards, but they couldn’t take the stage and thank their friends, family and fans. Their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, died a few days ago, on March 25, just before the band was supposed to play a gig in Colombia. Following the tragedy, the Foo Fighters canceled all of their upcoming shows, including their performance at the Grammy Awards on April 3.
It would have been great if the Foo Fighters had attended the Grammy Awards, as they now hold a major record.
Foo Fighters won three Grammys at the 2022 Grammy Awards
The 2022 Grammy Awards turned out to be bittersweet for Foo Fighters. Nine days after Hawkins died, the band won big. They swept the three categories in which they were nominated.
The Foo Fighters won three Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Performance (“Making a Fire”), Best Rock Song (“Waiting On a War”), and Best Rock Album (medicine at midnight).
They didn’t attend the Grammy pre-show TV show. The band announced they will not be performing at the Grammy Awards on April 1 after canceling all of their upcoming tour dates.
A statement from the band read: “It is with great sadness that the Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the stunning loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.
“We are sorry and share the disappointment of not seeing each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, heal, bring our loved ones together, and enjoy all the music and memories we’ve made together.
With love, Foo Fighters.
Foo Fighters had numerous shows scheduled in North America and Europe for most of 2022.
RELATED: Foo Fighters: Taylor Hawkins Was Intimidated About Drumming Dave Grohl, ‘The Greatest Drummer of the 90s’
Foo Fighters now have the most Grammy Awards than any other American band
The band, which takes its name from a term for UFOs coined by Allied forces in World War II, now has 15 Grammy Awards, making it the most-awarded American band in Grammy history (per Yahoo !News).
Irish group U2 have 22 Grammy Awards and hold the record for the most Grammy Awards won by a group.
Below Foo Fighters is Alison Krauss (the second most awarded female artist in Grammy history with 27 wins alone) and her bluegrass and country band, Union Station, with 14 wins.
After Krauss there is The Chicks, who have won 13, then Pat Metheny Group, who have 10 wins.
RELATED: Dave Grohl Said Taylor Hawkins Came Into His Life Like an ‘F5 Tornado’: ‘We’re Absolutely Meant To Be’
The 2022 Grammy Awards honor Taylor Hawkins
Host Trevor Noah delivered a touching tribute to Hawkins during the portion of the night Foo Fighters was supposed to play.
“It was the part of the show where I was supposed to introduce the Foo Fighters,” Noah said. “We would have celebrated with them as they won three Grammy Awards earlier today. But they are of course not there due to the tragic passing of their legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins. Our hearts go out to Taylor’s family, friends, Foo Fighter family and all of their fans around the world.
The Grammys released a tribute video full of Hawkins’ best Foo Fighters moments. The video kicked off the In Memoriam segment of the awards show.
Fans hope that Foo Fighters will carry on and receive even more recognition for their work. Right now, they’re taking much needed time to mourn Hawkins.
RELATED: Dave Grohl Was Ready To Quit Music When Taylor Hawkins Lapsed Into A Coma From A Heroin Overdose