Taylor Hawkins’ son plays My Hero on drums with Dave Grohl at tribute gig


Shane Hawkins carried out My Hero in his dad’s place (Image: Getty Photographs/instagram/Tori Brazier)

Taylor Hawkins’ son paid a transferring tribute to his late father with an unbelievable rendition of My Hero on drums at a tribute live performance for his late father.

Shane Hawkins, who’s the late Foo Fighters star’s 16-year-old son, joined Dave Grohl on the drums to play the heartfelt monitor on the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. 

Hawkins died abruptly aged 50 earlier within the 12 months and his son was among the many performers on the star-studded live performance. 

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance noticed acts together with Queen, The Pretenders, Liam Gallagher and Supergrass carry out in honour of their pal on the particular night time.

Nonetheless, the drummers had been undoubtedly the celebs of the night, with gamers together with Roger Taylor, his son Rufus Taylor and Travis Barker sitting in Hawkins’ place all through the night.

Introducing Shane to the stage as the ultimate drummer, Grohl advised the sold-out crowd: ‘Women and gents, we’ve got another drummer that’s going to come back up and play with us.

‘And let me let you know I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as onerous as this individual, however past that, he’s a member of our household.

‘And he must be right here tonight with all of us, and I feel it is smart that he’s going to come back up and play with us tonight.

‘Women and gents, would you please welcome Mr Shane Hawkins on the drums.’

Viewers members had been visibly emotional to see Hawkins’ son placed on such an unbelievable efficiency in his reminiscence, taking up on the identical instrument his dad had been well-known for taking part in. 

Shane’s efficiency of My Hero on drums had followers emotional
The 16-year-old did his father proud standing in to play drums at Wembley

Viewers watching at dwelling had been simply as damaged by the poignant efficiency, writing: ‘He was completely unbelievable. Had tears streaming whereas watching him play. A lot love.’

Others added: ‘This was simply probably the most emotional efficiency in an evening crammed with emotional performances. I’m nonetheless recovering’ and ‘How proud Taylor should be.’

After the music ended, the singer and multi-instrumentalist commented: ‘I hope you guys felt all of the love and felt it from the performers tonight as a result of we felt it from you.’

Shane Hawkins was the ultimate drummer to take the stage (Image: Instagram)

‘I’d wish to thank the Hawkins household for being right here with us tonight,’ he added, earlier than getting as lots of the night time’s acts as he may again on stage for a remaining bow.

Receiving one other fierce hug from Grohl as he stood by his facet, the entrance man put the highlight again on the teenager, shouting: ‘What about this child, am I proper?’

He then thanked the total capability crowd for popping out to pay tribute to Hawkins.

Different highlights from the live performance included Queen’s set with visitor vocalists, which noticed Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder make a shock look, in addition to Sir Paul McCartney’s beforehand unannounced efficiency.

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