Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron has apologized for comments he made about the late Foo Fighters star Taylor Hawkins. Rolling Stone interviewed twenty of Hawkins' friends for the piece but Hawkins' family members and Foo Fighters bandmates declined to be interviewed. Hawkins' friends said that he was concerned about the band's rigorous touring schedule and didn't know if he could physically handle playing three-hour shows night after night.
Cameron told the outlet said that Hawkins had a talk with the band before his death, saying that he wanted to take a step back from their upcoming rigorous tour schedule. He explained, “He had a heart-to-heart with Dave and, yeah, he told me that he ‘couldn’t f – – king do it anymore’ — those were his words. So I guess they did come to some understanding, but it just seems like the touring schedule got even crazier after that.”
A rep for Foo Fighters denied Cameron's claims, saying, “No, there was never a ‘heart-to-heart’ — or any sort of meeting on this topic — with Dave and Silva Artist Management.