Taylor Hawkins’ death sends Foo Fighters sales skyrocketing [DETAILS]

Taylor Hawkins pushed the Foo Fighters into the spotlight one last time after his death.

Since joining Foo Fighters, Hawkins has contributed a lot to the band’s popularity, giving it everything it had in the years leading up to his death. For the last time, he brought them to number one by driving Foo Fighters sales and streams up.

Luminate, formerly MRC Data, recently released preliminary reports on how the late drummer’s death caused the rock band’s songs to plummet by 346%.

As reported by Billboardthe Foo Fighters song catalog generated 8.5 million on-demand streams on March 26, the day after Taylor Hawkins’ death was announced.

The figure hit the mark after the catalog officially racked up 1.9 million streams. Thanks to their song, “Everlong” from their second album, “The Color and the Shape”.

The song, which became the No. 3 hit on Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart in 1997, garnered 960,000 US streams on March 26 alone. It was 139% more than March 25. Hawkins is not part of the studio version of the song, but did appear in its music video.

Next on the list are “My Hero” (580,000 streams), “The Pretender” (532,000 streams), “Best of You” (517,000 streams) and “Learn to Fly” (505,000 streams).

Digital downloads of Foo Fighters also hit a commendable mark, with 6,600 downloads on March 26.

Hawkins’ other projects – Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, NHC and The Birds of Satan – have also enjoyed similar success.

All About the Death of Taylor Hawkins

The increase in sales and streams on the Foo Fighters catalog came after the drummer died at the age of 50. He died before the band’s scheduled performance in Bogotá, during the Esterio Festival picnic in Colombia.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. Her musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever,” said the the band said on Twitter. “Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”

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Hawkins reportedly experienced chest pains while at a hotel in the city. Bogota’s health secretary said an ambulance was sent to the scene but medical responders failed to resuscitate the musician.

The preliminary forensic study of the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia revealed that his urine toxicology test detected 10 substances, including opioids, THC, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.

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