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Pearl Jam drummer walks back comments about Taylor Hawkins

By Chloe Melas, CNN

Updated: Wed, 18 May 2022 14:42:13 GMT

Source: CNN

Pearl Jam's drummer Matt Cameron says his quotes in a "Rolling Stone" article that published about Taylor Hawkins' final days were "taken out of context."

Cameron gave an interview to the outlet about the Foo Fighters' drummer and a conversation he had with him about wanting to take a step back from the band due to its rigorous touring schedule.

Late Tuesday, Cameron addressed the article in an Instagram post.

"When I agreed to take part in the Rolling Stone article about Taylor, I assumed it would be a celebration of his life and work. My quotes were taken out of context and shaped into a narrative I had never intended," Cameron wrote.

"Taylor was a dear friend, and a next level artist. I miss him. I have only the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters families. I am truly sorry to have taken part in an interview and I apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration," he added.

CNN has reached out to Rolling Stone for comment.

The article titled, "Inside Taylor Hawkins' Final Days as a Foo Fighter," published Monday. The publication conducted 20 interviews for the report, including a conversation with Hawkins conducted last June.

Hawkins' family members and the band declined to be interviewed for the story. Management for Foo Fighters told Rolling Stone: "They dispute Hawkins' friends' characterizations of how he was feeling."

Hawkins, 50, died on March 25 in Bogot√°, Colombia hours before they were set to take the stage at the Festival Estereo Picnic.


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