Oliver Shane Hawkins: Many people would like to think that the entertainment industry is a meritocracy from the outside looking in. While there is some truth to that, it is still true that those with connections in the music and acting industries frequently have doors opened for them.
There have been numerous instances of kids who, after having doors opened for them, followed in the footsteps of their renowned parents over time. In some cases, children have even achieved greater fame than their famous parents.
Of course, most famous parents have off-screen children who will never work in the entertainment industry. Furthermore, some famous people’s children appear incredibly confident that they do not want to follow in the footsteps of their famous parents.
Oliver Shane Hawkins grew up seeing his renowned father perform in front of large crowds as one of Taylor Hawkins’ three children. With that in mind, it begs the issue of whether Taylor’s son, Shane, will forge his path or strive to duplicate the success of his renowned parents.
Who Is Taylor Hawkins, The Father of Oliver Shane Hawkins?
Taylor Hawkins first had the opportunity to tour with Alanis Morrisette at the height of her popularity after Sass Jordan hired him to play drums for her when he was only a young man. Years after becoming most known for his work with another band, Hawkins continued to attribute his success to the chance Morrisette provided him.
During the early years of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl collaborated with a different drummer, and the two musicians eventually fell out. When Grohl finally sought a new drummer to join the group, he called Taylor Hawkins for advice. Dave was shocked when Taylor offered to help himself.
After joining the Foo Fighters in the late ’90s, Taylor Hawkins went on to overtake Dave Grohl as the band’s most recognizable member, coming in second. Taylor has been a part of the group for more than twenty years, contributing to several of their most well-known songs.
Taylor Hawkins played in and started several bands besides the Foo Fighters. Taylor Hawkins, the lead singer of The Birds of Satan and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, was also the drummer for Anyone.
Taylor Hawkins was admitted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 for his work with the Foo Fighters. Tragically, it didn’t turn out that way, even though it is evident that Taylor would play music for a long time.
What Happened To The Father of Oliver Shane Hawkins?
In March of this year, Taylor Hawkins passed away at 50. In South America, the drummer was on tour with the Foo Fighters. On March 25, the band was scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. Early toxicology examinations on the singer indicated that he may have had ten psychoactive substances in his system at his death.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
The Colombian Attorney General’s Office did not classify Hawkins’ passing as an overdose. However, it also mentioned that among the ten chemicals identified in the artist’s system by preliminary toxicology testing were marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids. Before he passed away, the musician reportedly complained of chest issues.
Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas, although his family moved to California when he was a little child. When he accompanied Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill tour in the late 1990s, he became well-known as a drummer. Hawkins wed his longtime partner Alison in 2005. Oliver Shane Hawkins, their son, and Annabelle and Everleigh, their daughters, are also left behind by Hawkins.
During his career, Hawkins contributed to eight Foo Fighters albums. One by One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014), Concrete and Gold (2017), and Medicine at Midnight were among them (2021).