The Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers honored late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins throughout their efficiency on the 2022 MTV VMAs on Sunday, August 28, the place they acquired the International Icon Award. Because the band carried out two hits, drummer Chad Smith performed on a equipment, which had a hawk with Taylor’s first title printed throughout it. The tribute got here months after Taylor’s sudden loss of life in March.
Because the band gave their acceptance speeches, Chad honored Taylor, who gained the identical award as a member of the Foo Fighters in 2021. “There’s one other musical icon, International Icon, and his title is my brother, Taylor Hawkins, and I need to dedicate this to Taylor, and his household. I beloved him, and I miss him on a regular basis, and fly on, pop. Play on, brother,” he stated.
The group had been honored for his or her many years of rockstardom on the 2022 MTV VMAs. Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, John Frusciante, and Flea (whose actual title is Michael Balzary) got the International Icon Award, and so they celebrated by performing their basic music “Can’t Cease” after their newer single “Black Summer time.”
Whereas the band had been introduced because the recipients of the International Icon Award to have fun their a few years as one of many largest bands on this planet, they had been additionally nominated within the common classes for Greatest Rock Video (for his or her new music “Black Summer time”) and Group of The Yr. The band gained/misplaced the 2 different awards.
RHCP are not any strangers to the VMAs stage! Whereas the band’s been kicking round for the reason that VMAs started in 1984, they acquired their first nominations in 1990 with their breakout success “Greater Floor.” Whereas they didn’t win of their first 12 months, they took residence three Moonmen the following time that they had been nominated in 1992. All through their decades-spanning profession, the Chili Peppers have taken residence 8 VMAs (out of 30 nominations) with their most up-to-date win being in 2006 for Greatest Artwork Path for his or her music “Dani California.”
Apart from their wins, the band has additionally carried out for the VMAs on loads of events. They first acquired to rock the stage in 1992, once they introduced tons of viewers members onstage for his or her funky jam “Give It Away.” They’ve since adopted it up with a efficiency of “Warped” in 1995 and “Californication” in 2000.
The International Icon Award looks as if it’s simply icing on the cake for the band, as they have fun their newest album Limitless Love, which dropped again in April, and marked the return of longtime guitarist John Frusciante. The band has additionally been on a world tour all summer time, which they’ll resume with a headlining gig at Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami on Tuesday, August 30. They don’t look like they’ve any plans of stopping anytime quickly, as they’re additionally anticipated to launch one other album Return of the Dream Canteen in October.