The Foo Fighters have mirrored on the “most tough and tragic” yr the band has “ever recognized” after Taylor Hawkins’ loss of life aged 50.
awkins, whose loss of life was introduced in March, performed within the American band for greater than 20 years, alongside Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee.
Foo Fighters wrote in an announcement on their Instagram: “As we are saying goodbye to probably the most tough yr and tragic yr that out band has ever recognized, we’re reminded of how grateful we’re for the folks that we love and cherish most, and for the family members who’re not with us.”
They added: “With out Taylor, we by no means would have develop into the band that we have been – and with out Taylor, we all know that we’re going to be a unique band going ahead.”
In September, the band hosted a tribute live performance for Hawkins, who joined the band in 1997, at Wembley Stadium, honouring the lifetime of the drummer.
The live performance additionally noticed performances from Liam Gallagher, Dave Chappelle, Nile Rodgers and Queens of the Stone Age.
Elsewhere, celebrities started ringing within the New Yr early as they celebrated from all over the world.
Comic Jemaine Clement, finest generally known as one half of the duo Flight of the Conchords, Love Island star Tasha Ghouri and Michael Sheen celebrated the New Yr from Australia and New Zealand.
Clement, additionally know for What We Do In The Shadows, stated: “It’s been 2023 in NZ for 14 minutes and it’s been okay up to now. Pleased New Yr!!”
Mannequin and dancer Ghouri, who was the villa’s first deaf contestant in 2022 and got here fourth within the 2022 last alongside Andrew Le Web page, stated: “So it’s NYE in Aussie.
“What a yr it’s been I’ve no phrases so grateful and grateful for all of the love and help! Met Andrew who’s simply wonderful and so form hearted so many unforgettable recollections, new friendships!
“Elevating consciousness for the deaf group, turning into an envoy for @DeafKidzIntl and lots of extra alternatives which have been unimaginable. 2023 goes to be even greater.”
Australian singer Kylie Minogue, who has been focussing on her new album in addition to touring after the pandemic, stated 2022 has been “wonderful” for her as she shared footage of herself on Twitter by way of the yr.
Final yr, Minogue grew to become the primary girl to prime the UK album chart over 5 consecutive many years.
Having branched out to winemaking, she has gone on to promote over seven million bottles of Kylie Minogue Wines after launching her first assortment in 2020.
Actress Insurgent Wilson, who introduced the delivery of her daughter Royce Lillian by surrogate final month, known as 2022 “loopy”.
She instructed followers on Instagram: “As my character Stephanie Conway says: there’s at all times a present to placed on! #SeniorYear on Netflix (due to all of the cool children who’ve watched this so many occasions and made this movie such an enormous worldwide hit this yr!
“It’s additionally past thrilling as a producer to see how effectively our solid and crew have completed since making this as they’re crushing it left, proper and centre globally!)”
The 42-year-old Australian actress, recognized for movies Pitch Excellent and Bridesmaids, in June revealed she was in a relationship with Los Angeles-based trend and jewelry designer Ramona Agruma.
In March, Wilson hosted the Baftas for the primary time the place she made risque jokes concerning the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the gender pay hole, her flop movie Cats and her current weight reduction.
She additionally gave the center finger to Russian chief Vladimir Putin.