“My quotes have been taken out of context” – 98KUPD – Arizona’s Real Rock
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pearl jam drummer matt cameron distances itself from the recent rolling stone room in which he was interviewed on Taylor Hawkins.
The article, published Monday evening, features interviews with named and unnamed friends of the deceased foo fighters drummer, including Cameron and Hot red peppers drummer Chad Smith.
The article includes multiple sources claiming that Hawkins had expressed concern about the number of tours he had to do as part of Foo Fighters, with Cameron and Smith being quoted as saying that Hawkins had a “heart to heart” conversation with the leader of Foo. Dave Grohl and the group’s management on this subject.
“[Hawkins] told me he ‘couldn’t do it anymore’ – those are his words,” Cameron’s quote reads. “I guess they hit it off, but it seems the tour schedule got even crazier after that.”
A representative for Foo Fighters denied that any such conversation between Grohl and management took place. The article also reports that Hawkins had “passed out” on a plane last December, which the rep also denied.
In a statement posted to his Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, Cameron wrote: “When I agreed to participate in the rolling stone article on Taylor, I thought it would be a celebration of his life and work.
“My quotes have been taken out of context and twisted into a narrative that I never intended,” Cameron continues. “Taylor was a dear friend and a next-level artist.”
Cameron adds that he has “nothing but the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave and the Foo Fighters families”, and that he is “truly sorry to have taken part in this interview”.
“I apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration,” he concludes.
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