Honoring his dad. Shane Hawkins carried out “My Hero” alongside Foo Fighters to honor his late father, Taylor Hawkins.
The 16-year-old joined his dad’s bandmates for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance on Saturday, September 3, at Wembley Stadium in London. Dave Grohl launched him towards the tip of the night time as certainly one of many visitor drummers filling in for the musician, who died in March at age 50 in Bogotá, Colombia.
“We’ve got yet one more drummer that’s going to come back up and play with us tonight. Let me let you know, I don’t assume I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as exhausting as this particular person,” Grohl, 53, advised the packed stadium in the course of the present, which was broadcast on Paramount+. “However past that, he’s a member of our household, and he must be right here tonight with all of us. 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.”
The teenager kicked off the tune, which was the band’s 1997 hit “My Hero.”
Taylor shared son Shane (born Oliver Shane Hawkins) in addition to daughters Annabelle and Everleigh with spouse Alison Hawkins.
Numerous drummers stepped in for the late musician throughout Foo Fighters’ songs. Travis Barker performed throughout “Monkey Wrench” and “The Pretender. Rufus Taylor (son of Queen’s Roger Taylor) was behind the package for “These Days,” and viral 12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushnell jammed with the band for “Be taught to Fly.”
Earlier within the night time, Dave Chappelle took the stage to recount internet hosting Saturday Night time Stay in November 2020, when Hawkins and the band served as musical company. He was later invited to their present at Madison Sq. Backyard.
“After the present I went backstage and frolicked with the Foo Fighters, and I met a child who will need to have been 12 or 13 years previous,” Chappelle, 49, defined. He met Shane and requested if he was a skater.
“He stated, ‘I don’t skateboard cos I don’t wanna harm my arms’,” the Washington, D.C. native stated. “I stated, ‘What the f–okay type of reply’s this? A easy sure or no would have sufficed.’ The child stated, ‘I wanna be a drummer, like my father.’”
It was a revelatory expertise for the comedian. He continued: “In that room in Madison Sq. Backyard, although I had met the Foo Fighters many nights, I felt like I met them for the primary time. I’ve seen Taylor be a rock star many nights nevertheless it was my first time seeing him be a dad, and what a cool f–king dad. It was the primary time that Dave Grohl and I ever even talked about the identify Kurt Cobain. It was the primary time we ever even talked about our love of jazz and go-go music and Taylor’s son Shane was soaking all of it in. He sat there, he requested the very best questions – not about fame, at all times about artwork.”
Chappelle went with the band and Shane to New York Metropolis’s famed jazz membership The Blue Notice and watched musician Robert Glasper carry out. “I listened to Taylor and his son the entire present discuss in regards to the drummer,” he recalled. “I bear in mind Shane, Taylor’s son, say to his father as he was listening, ‘Dad you’ll be able to’t do this s–t.’ I’d by no means heard somebody discuss to a rock star that method. And Taylor Hawkins, as humble as is, stated, ‘Son, these are actual musicians.’”
The comic concluded: “Taylor Hawkins is a legend of a person, he’s a legend of a musician and he’s a legend of a father and Shane, I’m very proud ’trigger I noticed you play to your father.”
Chappelle was removed from the one one singing Shane’s praises. Barker, 46, shared clips from the tribute through his Instagram story on Sunday night. “Oh, my God,” he says in a video taken from backstage whereas Shane took the stage.
Weapons N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan wrote through Instagram, “Shane….you floored us all at yesterday’s present. We watched from right here in Brazil…F#CK dude! Shredded it!”
Questlove posted a clip on social media, captioned, “Wow Man. Nice Job Shane.”
“That is so so lovely,” Sophia Bush wrote through her Instagram Story. “Completely beautiful.”
“So unimaginable,” Jxdn (born Jaden Hossler) commented through MTV’s Instagram publish.
John Legend and Promoting Sundown‘s Chrishell Stause each commented on completely different posts with a number of crying emojis. Tears have been abound. “And cue the weeping at 6 am,” Mandy Moore shared through her Instagram Story on Sunday.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance is out there to observe on Paramount+ in its entirety, coming in at simply over six hours lengthy. There shall be a second tribute present in Los Angeles on September 27.