Taylor Hawkins, a drummer, tragically passed away on March 25 of this year at the age of 50. He is survived by Alison Hawkins, his wife of more than 20 years, and his three children, Oliver Shane Hawkins (age 16), Anabelle Hawkins (age 13), and Everleigh Hawkins (age 8).
The late rocker’s family was a significant source of inspiration for his 2019 album “Get the Money,” which he made with his band Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, even though he liked to keep them private.
He said to Billboard at the time, “I almost dubbed it Tales from Suburban Hell. “Being a 47-year-old man with a family who never saw himself in that situation has a lot to do with it. I never imagined myself becoming a suburban dad when I was 25. I can’t write about being young, going to clubs, or being political because it is who I am. But it’s all a little bit facetious.
To find out more about Taylor and Alison’s kids, keep reading!
The late Foo Fighters bandmate was the father of Oliver Shane, a son, and Annabelle and Everleigh, two daughters. In 2005, he married their mother, Alison.
Oliver Shane, the oldest child of Taylor and Alison, was born on August 4, 2006. Then, on May 5, 2009, Annabelle appeared, and then, in November 2014, Everleigh. The youngest kid of the late musician is eight years old. However, her exact birth date has not been confirmed.
Taylor once quipped to ET: Canada that Oliver Shane, who prefers to go by “Shane,” “was grooming himself to take over my profession in around 10 to 15 years.” Shane is a drummer like his father.
The lyrics to a song Taylor previously penned for his kid but never released, which he shared with Joe Daly in 2020, were “Son of mine/you ready for the wide big world.”
“I played it for my son, and he said, ‘If you put that on your record, I’m going to hit you in the face!’ It got to the point of possibly being on the record. Taylor remembered that moment. “If you’re going to compose a song about me, it must have a Metallica-like sound! Dad, I don’t want some p—-y, a wimpy song about me! ‘”
In July, Shane gained notoriety when he joined a California cover band and played the drums in an homage to his father by playing “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters.
After his son shared the above sentiments, his daughter Annabelle became the inspiration for the song “Middle Child,” which was a single from the album “Get the Money.” She told Joe Daly then, “You have to write a song about me!”
“Well, I don’t know,” I said in Taylor’s memory. You are the middle child, acting like a middle child by begging for favors. I understand, given that Shane is in trouble and that Everleigh, the infant, is unbelievably adorable, leaving you in the middle. But you’re also kind of like my twin. She is. I, therefore, reasoned, “Why don’t I just call the song “Middle Child”?”
In 2021, Annabelle, Violet Grohl, Zoe Smear, Noah Mendel, and Liam Shifflet formed the Seattle-based rock group Holy Cows.