Roger Taylor, Queen legend, has given his OBE for music services to his fellow drummer Taylor Hawkins. Taylor Hawkins died on the weekend.
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Queen’s Roger Taylor has dedicated his OBE to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Taylor was 50 years old when he was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia.
Early reports indicate that he died from a heart attack. This could have been caused by an overdose of drugs. White powder was allegedly found inside the room.
After his death, he had taken a mixture of 10 drugs and his heart was twice the weight it should have.
Roger received an OBE from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle Wednesday for services to the music. Roger stated that he was dedicating this award to “one of his very greatest friends”.
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Describing Taylor as “sunshine in human form”The 72-year old revealed that he considered Foo Fighters one of his top musical influences.
He shared the rock ‘n’Rufus, 31-year-old drummer for The Darkness, was a roll star who had also served as a mentor to Rufus.
Roger said that he and the rest the music industry were still trying to come to terms with Taylor’s passing.
He spoke with his wife Sarina following the OBE ceremony and stated: “We’re still so upset about it and completely devastated.
“My whole family and his whole family were very close. He was, as my wife called him, sunshine in human form.
“He was the most wonderful man and I can’t quite believe that I’m not going to see him again.
“He’s done a lot to help my son, who’s a great drummer, and he actually sort of mentored him. We’re going to miss him so much.”
Queen legend Roger is often ranked as one of the greatest drummers in rock history for his unique sound – and was no doubt a hero of Taylor’s.
Roger replied that he was not happy about being made an OBE. “disbelief”, adding: “But it’s been a nice job.”
Upon visiting the royal residence, he made a joke: “It’s a nice gaff isn’t it?,”And that it was. “lovely”Prince Charles will bestow the honour upon you.
Roger was a founding member of Queen, alongside Freddie Mercury. They had big hits like Bohemian Rhapsody (We Will Rock You) and We Will Rock You (Bohemian Rhapsody).
However, his music career would have been very different if he had accepted the invitation to be a Genesis drummer that year.
Queen was one of the most successful rock bands in history and they still perform today.
Since the passing of Freddie Mercury in 1991, the band has been touring with Adam Lambert since 2011.