Report: Foo Fighters cancel scheduled Grammy performance

Screens saluting Taylor Hawkins at the Estereo Picnic festival in Bogotá, Colombia; JUAN PABLO PINO/AFP via Getty Images

Foo Fighters are up for three awards this Sunday night at the Grammys, but should they win, reportedly, they won’t be in the house to accept them.

The band was originally scheduled to perform on the telecast, but Rolling Stone has learned that they will no longer appear, following the March 25 death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.  Foo Fighters have also canceled all their upcoming tour dates.

At Sunday’s ceremony, which airs on CBS, Dave Grohl and company are up for Best Rock Performance for “Making a Fire,” Best Rock Song for “Waiting on a War” and Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight.

A CBS official told Variety this week that Hawkins memory will be “honored in some way” at the Grammys, adding, “We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end.”

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