Taylor Hawkins Death, Obituary – The Foo Fighters’ new album, “BUT HERE WE ARE,” their first since the passing of Taylor Hawkins, their beloved drummer, debuted at number two on the global and European iTunes Album charts and at number five on Apple Music worldwide and number three in Europe. As he sings, “I had a person I loved and, just like that, I was left to live without him,” Dave Grohl pays respect to Hawkins, whom he describes as his “best friend, brother from another mother, a man from whom I would take a bullet.”
A few days before the Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at a festival in Bogotá, Colombia, in March 2022, Hawkins was discovered dead in a hotel room there. He had just turned 50. There was no identified cause of death. In addition to giving them a voice through the use of excerpts from interviews in his books, this was done so that he could use oral history to inform his analysis of the archive data.
Previous historians of the period tended to focus on urban resistance and presumptively believed that rural communities backed Pétainist programs that valued farming and a return to agriculture and conformed to the rule of the collaborationist Vichy administration. There is convincing evidence of a resistance culture in rural areas, according to Kedward’s research.
Kedward showed how the maquis (the groupings of rural resisters) undercut the Vichy rule of law by utilizing the anthropology “carnival” theory, which studies how established order can be reversed.