Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Net Worth At The Time Of His Death Might Surprise You

In a statement posted to social media on March 26, 2022, the Foo Fighters announced the sudden and devastating death of their "beloved" drummer Taylor Hawkins. "His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," the band wrote on Instagram. Hawkins' death came as the Foo Fighters were nearing the end of their tour of South America (via Pitchfork).

Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997, per Bloomberg, following the departure of the band's original drummer William Goldsmith. Prior to that, he was the touring drummer for Alanis Morrissette following the release of her seminal album "Jagged Little Pill." As Rolling Stone notes, you can also see the drummer in the videos for "You Oughta Know" and "You Learn." 

Aside from drumming for the Foo Fighters for over two decades, Hawkins also had a solo career with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and The Birds of Satan, as well as the cover band Chevy Metal. He recently founded the supergroup NHC with Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney from Jane's Addiction, releasing four songs together as a band (via NME).

Taylor Hawkins had a lot of side projects outside of the Foo Fighters

At the time of his death, Taylor Hawkins was worth an estimated $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. His fortune came from an amalgamation of touring with the Foo Fighters for 25 years, in addition to royalties and other income from the eight albums he worked on with the band since joining in 1997.

Hawkins became the band's drummer shortly after they finished recording "The Colour and the Shape" (via BBC News), with his first official outing being the 1999 album "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" which saw the band become a trio for a short while. By the time they started recording their next album "One By One," guitarist Chris Shifflett had joined the band and the Foo Fighters line-up that fans know today started to fully take shape.

In his solo career, the drummer released three albums with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders with their last record Get The Money releasing in 2019. He also released a record with The Birds of Satan — a side project formed by Hawkins with his bandmates from Chevy Metal, per Rolling Stone

Taylor Hawkins bought a 7,000 square foot house

In his personal life, Hawkins was married for 17 years to Alison Hawkins (via The Sun). Together they shared three children — Oliver, 16, Annabelle, 13, and Everleigh, 8. In 2019, Hawkins revealed that one of the songs on the third album from his band Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders was about her. "There's a song on 'Get the Money' called 'I Really Blew It', which is for those men who think they can win an argument with their missus!" The drummer continued, "I only speak for myself, but the man will always lose because the woman has all the power."

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hawkins and his wife bought a 7,000 square foot house in the Hidden Hills for $2.7 million in 2012. They previously lived in a 2,728 square foot home in Topanga Canyon, California, worth around $585,000 which also happened to feature on an episode of MTV Cribs (via Internet Archive).