Taylor Hawkins Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Awards, Wikipedia, Pictures, Death

May 28, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Oliver Taylor Hawkins was best known as a drummer, but he was also a musician in other ways. He was a talented singer, often providing backing vocals for the Foo Fighters, and even taking the lead on some tracks.

He also had his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, where he was the lead singer and frontman. Additionally, Hawkins was skilled in playing other instruments, such as the guitar and piano, showcasing his versatility and musical talent beyond just drumming.


  • Full Name: Oliver Taylor Hawkins
  • Stage Name: Taylor Hawkins
  • Born: February 17, 1972
  • Died: March 25, 2022 (age 50)
  • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Musician and Drummer
  • Height: 1.79 m
  • Parents: Terry Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins
  • Siblings: Jason Hawkins and Heather Hawkins
  • Spouse: Alison Hawkins (m. 2005–2022)
  • Children: Oliver Shane Hawkins, Annabelle Hawkins, and Everleigh Hawkins
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $40 million

Early Life and Education

Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born on February 17, 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas. However, his family moved to Laguna Beach, California in 1976, where he spent most of his childhood.

He was raised by his parents, Terry Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins, and grew up with two siblings, Jason Hawkins and Heather Hawkins. Hawkins attended Laguna Beach High School and graduated in 1990.

It was during his time at this school that he met Jon Davison, who would later become the lead vocalist of the progressive rock band, Yes.


Oliver Taylor Hawkins’ career was defined by his exceptional drumming skills and versatility. He rose to fame as a core member of the band Foo Fighters, where he spent over 25 years recording eight studio albums and contributing to their energetic live performances.

Before joining Foo Fighters in 1997, Hawkins gained valuable experience drumming for established artists such as Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan, showcasing his talent in various genres and styles.

This diverse background undoubtedly influenced his unique drumming style and made him a sought-after musician in the industry.

Despite his success as the drummer of Foo Fighters, Oliver Taylor Hawkins also made a name for himself through his various side projects. Not only did he form his band, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, where he showcased his skills as a singer and drummer, but he also collaborated with other bands such as The Birds of Satan and NHC.

These projects have not gone unnoticed, as Hawkins has received accolades such as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Foo Fighters and winning “Best Rock Drummer” by Rhythm magazine.

Awards and Nominations


  • Grammy Awards (3 wins):
  • 2022: Best Rock Song for “Waiting On A War” (shared with Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, and Nate Mendel)
  • 2018: Best Rock Song for “Run” (shared with Foo Fighters)


  • Grammy Awards (4 nominations):
  • 2018: Best Rock Performance for “Run” (shared with Foo Fighters)
  • 2016: Best Rock Performance for “Something From Nothing” (shared with Foo Fighters)
  • 2016: Best Music Film for “Sonic Highways” (shared with Dave Grohl, John Cutcliffe, and John Silva)
  • Emmy Awards (1 nomination):
  • 2023: Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special (for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert)

Other Recognition

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021 as a member of Foo Fighters.
  • Won the ‘Drum Performance of the Year’ at the Drumeo Awards (though the year is not publicly available).

Social Media

  • Instagram: @taylorhawkinsofficial
  • Facebook: Taylor Hawkins
  • Twitter: @taylorhawkins

Personal Life

Oliver Taylor Hawkins was best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. He married Alison Hawkins in 2005, and together they have three children: son Oliver Shane and daughters Annabelle and Everleigh Hawkins.

The family resides in Hidden Hills, California, where they enjoyed a quiet and private life away from the spotlight of the music industry.

Hawkins passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 50 while on tour in Colombia. His death was mourned by fans all over the world, and his legacy as a talented musician will continue to live on.

Net Worth

Taylor Hawkins was a highly successful American musician, known for his work as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. His net worth at the time of his death in March 2022 was estimated to be an impressive $40 million.

Despite his tragic passing, his contribution to the music industry and his financial success will continue to be remembered and celebrated.

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