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Red Hot Chili Peppers honors the late Taylor Hawkins at the 2022 VMAs

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their great honor to the late Taylor Hawkins at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday evening.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their win to Taylor Hawkins at the MTV VMAs

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been honored with the Global Icon Award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The beloved rockers consist of Anthony Kiedis (frontman), Chad Smith (drummer), Flea (bassist), and John Frusciante (guitarist).

In addition, they become the second recipients of the Global Icon in the United States of America.

However, while accepting the honor, Smith

he went on to dedicate the win to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

He mentioned, ‘There is another musical icon, a global icon and his name is my brother’s brother Taylor Hawkins.’

The 60-year-old drummer continued, ‘I want to dedicate this to Taylor and his family. I love them, and miss them every day. Fly on, Hawk. Fly, brother.’

If you didn’t know, Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia this year in March. He died at the age of 50. In addition, the Foo Fighters were the recipients of the Global Icon Award last year.

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Before leaving with the award, Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage to perform their hit songs. They sang their recent track ‘Black Summer’ along with their classic single ‘Can’t Stop’ which was part of their 2002 album By the Way.

In addition, Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin presented them with the award. Regardless, Anthony Kiedis took the mic first to thank the comedy icons and call them, ‘some bad mother…flip-flops’.

Shortly after the 59-year-old singer began his speech by saying, ‘I wanted to thank the sassy mistress known as MTV for supporting us for a thousand years and more.’

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He continued, “But I really, really, really want to thank Flea and John and Chad Smith… for giving me purpose in my life for the last 40 years. I would have been a free-floating disaster in space if it wasn’t for these boys, so thank you boys for giving me something to share with my life and love.’

On the other hand, Flea shared his love for ‘cockroaches and dirt and trees and every human being’ while thanking his friends and family.

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