Taylor Hawkins Net Worth
Taylor Hawkins Net Worth: Taylor Hawkins is an American musician who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Taylor Hawkins became the drummer for the rock band, Foo Fighters" in 1997 after touring with Alannis Morrisette on her Can't Not Tour in support of her smash hit album Jagged Little Pill. He also has his own side music project called Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.
Early Life: Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 17, 1972. His family moved to Laguna Beach, California in 1976, where Hawkins grew up. Hawkins has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Heather. He attended Thurston Jr. High School and later went to Laguna Beach High School. As a teenager he was influenced by the Police's Stewart Copeland and first started to hone his musical skills with the experimental group Sylvia. However, he left the Orange County-based band to become the drummer of Sass Jordan.
Career: Between 1995 and 1996, Hawkins was the drummer for Canadian musician Alanis Morissette for her Can't Not tour. He appeared in Morissette's videos for "You Oughta Know," "All I Really Want," and "You Learn." He also appeared on Morissette's VHS/DVD Jagged Little Pill, Live (1997). Hawkins played for Alanis Morissette for 18 months prior to joining Foo Fighters.
After touring through the spring of 1996, Foo Fighters entered a Seattle studio with producer Gil Norton to record its second album. Conflict during studio recording reportedly erupted between Dave Grohl and drummer William Goldsmith, eventually causing Goldsmith to leave the band. The band regrouped in Los Angeles and almost completely re-recorded the album with Grohl on drums. The album, The Colour and the Shape was released on May 20, 1997. Grohl called up Hawkins to recommend a new drummer, thinking that Hawkins would not leave Alanis Morissette since it's a bigger band compared to Foo Fighters, which was only starting at the time. But to Grohl's surprise, Hawkins volunteered himself, explaining that he wanted to be a drummer in a rock band, not a solo act which Alanis Morissette is. He then auditioned for and subsequently joined the band. On March 18, 1997, Hawkins' joining of the band was announced. Hawkins made his debut in time for the album's release.
When Hawkins joined the band, they were only playing at clubs or opening slots for other bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now they have been touring for nearly 25 years, playing at sold-out stadium concerts. Their biggest concert was reportedly a two-night stand of sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium in London, where they performed for approximately 86,000 people in 2008.
In addition to his drumming duties with the Foo Fighters, Hawkins is also an accomplished rock singer, guitarist, and pianist. His first lead vocal with the group was a cover of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar." Two versions of the song were released, one as the b-side to "Learn to Fly" and another on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack album. He sang lead vocals on the original "Cold Day in the Sun," from In Your Honor, which was later released as a single, and the cover of Cream's "I Feel Free," which appeared as the b-side of "DOA" and on the EP Five Songs and a Cover. Most recently, he sang lead vocals for "Sunday Rain," a track on the Foo Fighters' 2017 album Concrete and Gold. Many Foo Fighters live shows feature Hawkins singing lead vocals on at least one cover song. He now also contributes to songwriting, he co-wrote songs like "All My Life."
In 2006, Hawkins released a self-titled LP with his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. He occasionally plays with a Police cover band alternately called The Cops or Fallout.
At Live Earth in 2007, Hawkins was part of SOS Allstars with Roger Taylor of Queen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Hawkins played "YYZ" with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush on stage at a concert in Toronto on March 22, 2008.
Hawkins recorded the drum tracks for the Coheed and Cambria album Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow as the band's regular drummer, Chris Pennie, was not able to record due to contractual reasons. Also, Hawkins toured with Coheed and Cambria shortly during the months of the album.
Hawkins can also be heard drumming on Eric Avery's (formerly of Jane's Addiction) first solo effort, Help Wanted, and on Kerry Ellis's album, Wicked in Rock. Hawkins and Grohl split drumming duties on Harmony & Dissidence, the latest album by Foo Fighters bandmate Chris Shiflett's own side project, Jackson United.
Hawkins appears on Slash's solo album Slash, released in 2010, providing backing vocals on the track "Crucify the Dead," featuring Ozzy Osbourne.
In March 2014, Hawkins announced his new side project called The Birds of Satan. It features Hawkins' drum technician and bandmate from Chevy Metal, Wiley Hodgden on bass guitar and vocals as well as guitarist Mick Murphy also of Chevy Metal. The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2014, with a release party at Rock n Roll Pizza in Simi Valley, California featuring the Foo Fighters guesting on some of the cover tracks.
Personal Life: Hawkins and his wife, Alison Hawkins, have three children. Their son, Oliver Shane, was born in 2006; their daughter, Annabelle, was born in winter, 2009; and their second daughter, Everleigh, was born in November 2014. They reside in Hidden Hills, California after moving from Topanga Canyon in 2012.
Hawkins overdosed on heroin in 2001, which put him in a coma for two weeks. After this incident, he clarified that he wasn't an addict or junkie, he'd just been partying a lot.
He is a childhood friend of current Yes lead vocalist Jon Davison. Hawkins was the one who suggested Davison to Yes bassist Chris Squire even before the departure of replacement vocalist Benoit David.
Real Estate: Hawkins' former home in Topanga Canyon, California was a four-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,728 square foot residence, that he purchased in May of 2000 for $585,000 according to public records. This home was featured on MTV Cribs. Hawkins and his wife sold this house and moved because they wanted a larger house.
In 2012, Hawkins bought an estate in Hidden Hills for $2.7 million. The 7,000 square foot house and guest house sit on more than an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. The home features high ceilings, an oversized granite fireplace in the living room, two master bedroom suites, and five en suite bedrooms. The property has a barn, horse facilities, an expansive lawn, mature trees, and a swimming pool with a spa. The estate was once owned by Howie Mandel and was listed for $3.099 million.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 17, 1972 (48 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)|
|Profession:||Songwriter, Musician, Drummer, Singer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|