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Chris Shiflett Suggests The Foo Fighters Will Eventually Make A New Album, Slams Taylor Hawkins Conspiracy Theorists


It looks as though alternative rock institution the Foo Fighters will eventually continue on in the wake of the death of their drummer/vocalist Taylor Hawkins this past March. The band’s guitarist Chris Shiflett recently appeared on ‘The Plug With Justin Jay‘ and suggested that a new album is still a possibility. In the same discussion, Shiflett lashed out at conspiracy theorists who have claimed that Hawkins‘ death was related to him having taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

When asked about Hawkins‘ death and how the press have approached him about it, Shiflett responded:

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“Most people that I’ve encountered have been respectful about it or try to avoid it. It probably will be [more of a thing] when we ever get around to putting out another Foo Fighters record and go back into the promo boogie woogie.

I remember that when I joined Foo Fighters, it was 1999 so it was a while after Kurt Cobain had died but I would watch interviewers twist themselves in knots trying to ask Dave [Grohl, Foo Fighters vocalist/guitarist] about it but not ask. I would think it would turn into that kinda thing.”

He continued:

“People are pretty respectful but it’s made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about Jim Morrison dying, or Randy Rhoads or any of those rock & roll tragedies. Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people so I get that fascination with [his death] but so much of what I’ve seen out there is so completely wrong.

There’s people out there saying shit like Dave killed Taylor by making him get the COVID vaccine. You’re going to turn it into that? Fuck you. I try not to pay attention to it but it does make you angry because that shit is just disrespectful.”

Tonight (September 27th) will see the second of the Foo Fighters‘ pair of tribute shows to their late bandmate take place. The group will take to the stage at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA for another star-studded celebration of the beloved musician, you can find the roster of talent set to take part here.

Shiflett meanwhile has been issuing new solo music, having most recently dropped his new track “Born & Raised” earlier this month.

[via NME]

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