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Red Hot Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins At VMAs 5 Months After His Death

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins At VMAs 5 Months After His Death

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Red Hot Chili Peppers honor the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during their performance at the MTV VMAs 2022 on Sunday, August 28, where they received the Global Icon Award. When the band performed two hits, the drummer Chad Smith played on a kit that featured a hawk with Taylor’s first name on it. The memorial service comes a few months after Taylor’s untimely death in March.

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Chad’s kits have a touching memory for Taylor on bass drums. (VMA)

As the band gave their acceptance speech, Chad paid tribute to Taylor, who won the same award as a member of the Foo Fighters in 2021. “There is another music icon, the Global Icon, and his name is on it. is my brother, Taylor Hawkins, and I want to dedicate this to Taylor, and his family. I love him, and I miss him everyday, and fly on, pop. Keep playing,” he said.

The group was honored for their decades of rock achievements at the 2022 MTV VMAs. Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, and Vermin (real name is Michael Balzary) were awarded the Global Icon Award, and they celebrated by performing the classic song “Can’t Stop” after their more recent single “Black Summer”.

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Anthony, Chad and Flea arrive at the VMAs. (Evan Agostini / Invision / AP / Shutterstock)

While the band was announced as the recipient of the Global Icon Award to celebrate their years as one of the biggest bands in the world, they were also nominated in the general category for Best Rock Video (for the song). new song “Black Summer”) and Group of the Year. Band winning two other awards.

RHCP is no stranger to phase VMAs! While the band has been active since the VMAs began in 1984, they received their first nomination in 1990 with the breakout success “Higher Ground”. Although they didn’t win their first year, they took home three Moon Men the next time they were nominated in 1992. Over the course of her decades-long career, the Chili Peppers brought home home 8 VMAs (out of 30 nominations) with the most recent wins being 2006 for Best Art Direction for their song “Dani California.”

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RHCP works together. (Rob Grabowski / Invision / AP / Shutterstock)

Aside from their victories, the band has also performed for the VMAs on numerous occasions. They first took to the stage in 1992, when they brought tons of spectators onto the stage for the bouncy track “Give It Away”. Since then, they’ve followed it up with performances of “Warped” in 1995 and “Californication” in 2000.

The Global Icon Awards seem to be just the icing on the cake for the band, as they celebrate their latest album Unlimited love, dropped again in April, and marked the return of longtime guitarist John Frusciante. The band has also been on tour around the world over the summer, which they’ll continue with a massive gig at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Tuesday, August 30. They don’t seem to have it. any plans to stop soon, as they are also slated to release another album Return of the Dream Canteen in October.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins At VMAs 5 Months After His Death

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