Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron was quoted in a new “Rolling Stone” article about Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ final days, and he is not happy about it. In the article, Matt is quoted as saying Taylor “had a heart to heart” with front man Dave Grohl about it not being able to continue with the band. Matt notes, “he told me 'he couldn’t f***ing do it anymore’ – those were his words.” But now Matt says his words were taken out of context.
"When I agreed to take part in the ‘Rolling Stone’ article about Taylor, I assumed it would be a celebration of his life’s work,” he shared on Instagram. “My quotes were taken out of context and shaped into a narrative I had never intended.” He adds, “Taylor was a dear friend and a next level artist. I miss him,” noting, “I have only the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters family.”
Finally, he shares, “I am truly sorry to have taken part in this interview and apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration.”
And Matt isn't the only one upset about the article. Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith, who is also quoted in the article, shared a somewhat similar comment. "Taylor was one of my best friends and I would do anything for his family," he shared. "I was asked by Rolling Stone to share some memories of our time together, which I thought was going to be the loving tribute he deserved." He added, "Instead, the story they wrote was sensationalized and misleading, and had I known I never would have agreed to participate. I apologize to his family and musical friends for any pain this may have caused. I miss Taylor every day.”
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