Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron and longtime good friend of the late Taylor Hawkins says his quotes in a Rolling Stone article have been “taken out of context.”
The rock bible revealed “Inside Taylor Hawkins’ Remaining Days as a Foo Fighter” on Monday. Reporters interviewed 20 of Hawkins’ buddies for the piece.
The tip outcome closely centered on his psychological struggles and want to take a step again from the band due to its upcoming rigorous tour schedule.
Hawkins’ household and Foo Fighters bandmates had declined to partake within the interviews. However Cameron apparently had a lot to share about Hawkins’ frame of mind earlier than his passing.
“He had a heart-to-heart with Dave and, yeah, he informed me that he ‘couldn’t f – – king do it anymore’ — these have been his phrases,” Cameron informed Rolling Stone. “So I suppose they did come to some understanding, but it surely simply looks like the touring schedule bought even crazier after that.”
Now, on Tuesday, Cameron — who collaborated with Hawkins on his Nighttime Boogie Affiliation facet mission — stated he needs he hadn’t participated within the story, both.
“Once I agreed to participate within the Rolling Stone article about Taylor, I assumed it could be a celebration of his life and work,” he wrote on Instagram.
“My quotes have been taken out of context and formed right into a narrative I by no means supposed. Taylor was a pricey good friend, and a subsequent stage artist.
“I miss him,” the guy musician added about Hawkins, who died March 25 at age 50. “I’ve solely the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters households.
“I’m actually sorry to have taken half on this interview and I apologize that my participation might have brought about hurt to these for whom I’ve solely the deepest respect and admiration.”
The Put up has reached out to Rolling Stone for remark.
A rep for the Foo Fighters had told the magazine that the band “disputes Hawkins’ buddies’ characterizations of how he was feeling.”