Who Is Rufus Taylor? The Drummer Is Hailed by Supporters as The “appropriate” Replacement for The Outgoing Drummer!
Wembley was taken over by rock royalty on September 3 to honor their late buddy Taylor Hawkins.
Hawkins, who was only 50 years old, passed away earlier this year. Days before he was set to perform with the Foo Fighters, his body was discovered in the Four Seasons hotel in Bogotá, Colombia.
Even though Dave Grohl played drums at various moments in the star-studded concert, the night belonged to Rufus Taylor of The Darkness. Fans of the Foo Fighters are already considering him for future membership in the group.
The Foo Fighters are paying gratitude to their fans, and Rufus Taylor will be performing with them.
On Saturday night (September 3), the Foo Fighters performed for the first time since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25, 2022. Rufus Taylor was among numerous drummers that joined the band on stage.
An Emotional Performance of “Best of You” Featured Rufus Taylor
The songs “Times Like These” and “All My Life” were recorded with Josh Freese in the band. Both “The Pretender” and “Monkey Wrench” featured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. Nandi Bushell, a former rival turned friend of the band after her viral “Learn to Fly” video, performed.
For the fourth and last time, Dave Grohl introduced Rufus Taylor as a “genuine member of the Foo Fighters” before he took the drum stool. After Sir Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde took the stage, Omar Hakim came on drums, and then came one of the evening’s most moving moments: the addition of Shane Hawkins to the band.
Who Is Rufus Taylor?
To play “My Hero,” Foo Fighters brought out 16-year-old Shane Hawkins, whose late father’s seat in the band had been filled by the young singer.
Rufus Tiger Taylor (born March 8, 1991) is a British drummer who has been with the band The Darkness since May 2015 and who has also toured with the Queen and Adam Lambert performances. He is the offspring of Roger Taylor, the drummer for Queen.
Taylor’s parents, Roger Taylor (the drummer for Queen) and Deborah Leng, (his mother) had been together for a long time before she gave birth to him on March 8, 1991, in London. Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of Queen, reportedly chose the unusual middle name “Tiger” for Rufus.
Taylor claims his upbringing with drums inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps as a drummer, despite his lack of academic interest that led him to leave high school at 16 to take a ski instructor course with Warren Smith Ski Academy.
Musician Rufus’s Career
In 2008, Rufus Taylor gave his first major concert, playing drums for British musicians Brian May (the lead guitarist of Queen) and Kerry Ellis (a British actor and singer); in the audience were Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
After that, Rufus toured with the musical “We Will Rock You,” and he also joined Spike Edney’s band, Spike’s All-Stars. On Kerry Ellis’s first studio album, “Anthems,” which was released on September 13, 2010, he played drums for a couple of the songs.
He played drums and percussion on the 2011 “Queen + Adam Lambert” tour; he was the lead drummer for such Queen classics as “A Kind of Magic” and “Tie Your Mother Down”; and Rufus and his father Roger are famous for their “drum fights.”
After continuing his tour schedule for another couple of years, in May of 2015, Rufus replaced Emily Dolan Davies as The Darkness’ drummer.
There are 30 years between Rufus and his next birthday. He stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.1 meters) tall, weighs around 220 pounds, and has long blonde hair and brown eyes (100kgs).
His wealth is projected to be over $1 million as of February 2022, while that of his father, Roger, is said to be over $200 million.
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