Travis Barker is making a lifelong tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins after his sudden passing final month.
The 46-year-old took to Instagram to share a sequence of pictures capturing the second he received a tattoo of a hawk on his foot in honor of the late drummer. One picture depicted Barker grabbing his fiancée Kourtney Kardashian’s leg because the tattoo artist drew the picture with everlasting ink.
One other shot within the carousel of photographs featured Barker and Kardashian sharing a kiss whereas the drummer was on the desk. The final picture consisted of a throwback picture of the 2 sharing a candid dialog.
“HAWK endlessly ? Thanks @markmahoney_ssc,” Travis captioned the publish.
When information of Hawkin’s tragic dying broke in March, Barker devoted a tribute to the musician.
Alongside a black and white picture of Hawkins forward of a present, he wrote, “I haven’t got the phrases,” he shared alongside a black-and-white picture of Hawkins sitting at a music venue. “Unhappy to put in writing this or to by no means see you once more.”
“I am going to always remember Laguna Seashore days once I was a trash man enjoying in a punk rock band and also you have been enjoying with Alanis [Morissette],” he continued. “You’d come watch me play in dive bars and be like, ‘Child you are a star,’ and I assumed you have been loopy however you gave me a lot hope and willpower.”
Barker reminisced on how their respective bands had toured Australia collectively, and shared that he had “the very best recollections of smoking cigarettes within the restroom of flights we have been on collectively and watching your set each evening.”
“To say I am going to miss you my good friend is not sufficient,” he concluded. “Until the following time we discuss drums and smoke within the boys room … Relaxation In Peace ???.”
On March 25, the Foo Fighters — the band during which Hawkins had been a member since 1997 — introduced the heartbreaking information on social media, writing, “The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will dwell on with all of us endlessly.”
The assertion continued, “Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”
Hawkins — who shared three youngsters along with his spouse Allison — was a touring drummer for Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan earlier than he joined the Foo Fighters. Along with being a member of the Dave Grohl-led rock band, Hawkins additionally sang and drummed in his personal band, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. Final 12 months, Hawkins based the supergroup NHC, which is ready to launch an album this 12 months.
TMZ reported that the drummer’s reason behind dying remains to be being investigated, however in a launch from the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace in Bogotá, Colombia, officers say a toxicology take a look at taken from Hawkin’s urine revealed 10 totally different substances — together with opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
The Foo Fighters have been set to carry out in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. Per the outlet, it’s the place Hawkins is claimed to have died. Hawkins final took the stage with the Foos at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. They have been scheduled to headline Lollapalooza Brazil.