|Real Name/Full Name||Oliver Taylor Hawkins|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Taylor Hawkins|
|Birth Place:||Fort Worth, Texas, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||February 17, 1972|
|Age/How Old:||51 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 179 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Hair Color:||Light brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|Siblings:||Jason and Heather Hawkins|
|School:||Thurston Jr. High School, Laguna Beach High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Alison Hawkins|
|Kids/Children Name:||Oliver Shane, Annabelle, and Eveleigh Hawkins|
|Profession:||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2023|
Taylor Hawkins is an American singer, songwriter, and drummer. He is most famous for being the lead drummer for the band Foo Fighters. He is also famous for being the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette. He was as well the drummer in an experimental band, Sylvia.
Well, how well do you know about Taylor Hawkins? If not much, here is what we know about Taylor Hawkins to date.
Biography and Early Life
Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born on February 17, 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas. As a child, his family later relocated from Fort Worth to Laguna Beach in California in the year 1976. Hawkins was raised there alongside his brother and sister, namely Jason and Heather Hawkins. There is not a lot of information concerning his parents.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Taylor Hawkins in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Taylor Hawkins’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 1st April 2023 having been born on 17 February 1972. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 179 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms.
Taylor first attended the Thurston Jr. High school. After that he was sent to Laguna Beach High School. After his graduation from high school, he joined the band Sylvia. As a teenager, he was heavily influenced by Police’s Stewart Copeland and was also a huge fan of Queen’s Roger Taylor and Jane’s Addiction bands
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Hawkins is married to Alison Hawkins. The couple’s exact wedding day or the number of years they have been together is not known by the public. However, they have three children: A son Oliver Shane (2006), and two daughters, Annabelle and Everleigh who were born in 2009 and 2014 respectively. Currently, the family lives in Hidden Hills, California.
This is after their move from Topanga Canyon in 2012. In 20001, he overdosed on heroin and was in a coma for 2 weeks. In 2018, he described the cocaine ordeal as life-changing. He is a childhood friend of Jon Davidson, the current vocalist of the Yes band. Hawkins was the one who recommended Jon to Chris Squire, the bassist for Yes band. This was after the departure of their former vocalist Benoit David.
Is Taylor Hawkins Gay?
No, Taylor Hawkins is not gay. He is married to his long-time lover, Alison Hawkins. Together, they have one son and two daughters, and there seems to be a lot of love in their marriage and no signs of separation or divorce.
Taylor began his professional career after he joined Alanis Morissette’s tour as their drummer. He was a member of the tour from 1995 to 1996. Before that, he was involved in a small experimental band called Sylvia. Later on, things at the Foo Fighters band things were not sailing smoothly. Dave Grohl and William Goldsmith were at locker heads with each other and this feud resulted in William’s exist and the bands’ re-recording of their album with Grohl on the drums.
Grohl later contacted Hawkins asking whether he knew any drummers. Ironically, Hawkins decided to leave Alanis who was the biggest name in Rock at that time in order to join the Foo Fighters. This was not a big surprise for Alanis as she had predicted the outcome after their meeting with Foo Fighters earlier on.
Taylor made his debut with the band and has been their member ever since. Other than being on the drum he also does vocals for the band alongside Dave Grohl. The band was still performing at clubs. Years later, the band became so successful that it filled out the Wembley Stadium for two nights in a row, having 86,000 fans on both occasions. After gaining his experience as a drummer, he went on to form his own band called Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. In the band, he plays the role of drummer and also a vocalist.
During his free time, Taylor makes music alongside cover band Chevy Metal. In the band, he also does vocals and drums. His band-mate at Foo Fighters, Chris Shiflet is also a member of the band. On some occasions, Dave Grohl also makes appearances in the band. Hawkins is a multi-talented musician and other than drums and vocals, he also plays the guitar and piano.
In 2005 while he was on tour with Foo Fighters in London, he received a call from his mother that someone from Guns N Roses band was looking for him. Axl Rose was looking for band members for a whole new Guns N Roses and wanted to recruit Hawkins. After careful consideration and advice from Roger Taylor, he declined the offer.
Taylor Hawkins is a long-time serving singer, musician, and songwriter. He has been in the industry for a long period of time and has managed to make a name for himself. In 2005, the United Kingdom drumming magazine Rhythm named him Best Rock Drummer. Taylor has no formal award to his name but among his great achievements is his huge fan following and a successful career.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Taylor Hawkins in 2023
As of 2023, Taylor Hawkins has a net worth of about $50 million. He has earned a fortune through his career as a musician as well as a songwriter over the past several years. He has been in several bands and has released many albums. He earns his income through performances in concerts and events.
Taylor is a household name in the music industry. He is well known for his talent and has tons of achievements to prove his success and status in the music industry. He has worked with different artists and bands and with each of them, his contribution is greatly valued.