Chris Shiflett Discusses Loss Of Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has opened up about the death of his bandmate Taylor Hawkins. In an interview with The Plug with Justin Jay, Shiflett compared the loss of Hawkins to that of his father. He explained, “I remember for a long time after my dad died, you’re sad about it, but you almost, like, forget for a second.”

He continued, “Even, like, waking up in the morning … and for a foggy second, you forget that he’s dead. And then, ‘Oh, f*ck, that’s right, he’s dead.'”

Shiflett said it’s been a similar experience dealing with Hawkins’ death, especially as the band prepped for the Hawkins Tribute Concerts. He explained, “Being at our rehearsal studio … it’s like you just expect him to walk in the room. That’s the part that’s really bizarre. … You know it’s true, you know it’s reality — I don’t know when that sinks in for real.”