Perry Farrell shares heartfelt video tribute to "best friend" Taylor Hawkins

“There’s a large part of my heart that I had reserved for him."
1 April 2022 1:03PM

Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell recently shared an emotional video tribute to his late mate Taylor Hawkins.

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Jane's Addiction Tribute to Taylor Hawkins
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In the video tribute, which was posted to Instagram on Wednesday, Farrell describes the legendary drummer as his "best friend", and explains he was "beloved in my home by my wife, my children, even my dogs."

A little later in the tribute video, the Jane's Addiction frontman says  “There’s a large part of my heart that I had reserved for him.

"I accepted him into my heart when we became friends because he was such a pure guy. So pure of heart. I would receive texts from Taylor. They were always bits and pieces of songs he was writing or looking to write or wanted me to listen to. I got music tidbits as much as I got ‘I love yous.’"

Farrell then shares a video of the two singing a cover Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody with a street musician playing the piano.

Farrell's wife Etty Lau then joins the video, and explains, “This is something that’s very personal and dear to me. It’s the last audio message that I received on my phone on Thursday night. It was sent out from the hotel.” 

In the audio message, Hawkins is heard, saying: “Take care of each other, and I’ll take care of me. And I will see you guys in Sao Paolo [at Lollapalooza Brazil]. I love, love, love, love you guys. Sleep tight.”

There wasn't a dry eye in the office after watching the video.

Watch the tribute and The Rumble chatting about it up top, or if you just wanna watch the tribute video, check that out below.