Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was honored for greater than 5 hours throughout a London live performance on Saturday evening, however the spotlight of the night was the late artist’s 16-year-old son Shane Hawkins taking part in drums with the band throughout an emotional rendition of “My Hero.” The “Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance” aired on CBS and is streaming now on Paramount+. All through the night a number of totally different drummers stepped as much as play for Hawkins, with Shane rounding out the lineup for the final efficiency of the evening.
Hawkins died on March 25 in in Bogotá, Colombia after complaining of coronary heart pains. The drummer was 50. In June, Hawkins’s spouse, Alison, shared a press release about her husband’s passing on Twitter. “As Taylor’s spouse, and on behalf of our kids, I need to share how a lot you meant to him and the way devoted he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ throughout each efficiency,” her assertion learn partially. “Taylor was honored to be part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream position within the band each minute of his 25 years with them. We contemplate each band member and the prolonged Foo Fighters group our household.”
The Foo Fighters proceed to be part of the prolonged Hawkins household as Shane’s passionate drum efficiency proves. Previous to Hawkins’s son becoming a member of the band onstage, Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl gave the 16-year-old a particular introduction.
“Women and gents, now we have another drummer that is going to come back up and play with us, and let me inform you I do not assume I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as laborious as this individual, however past that, he is a member of our household,” Grohl mentioned to the group. “And he must be right here tonight with all of us, and I feel it is sensible that he’ll come up and play with us tonight. Women and gents, would you please welcome Mr. Shane Hawkins on the drums.”
“I do not assume I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as laborious as this individual.
Shane proceeded to present an unforgettable efficiency his father would little question be happy with. As Grohl mentioned, the younger drummer completely wailed on his package throughout “My Hero,” and the end result was a strong rendition of a tune that certainly maintain further that means within the wake of his father’s demise. A video of the younger drummer’s efficiency was shared on Twitter by followers.
Along with Hawkins’s son, different drummers who took half within the night included Rufus Taylor, Nandi Bushell, and Travis Barker. Barker posted a video from the night on his Instagram, alongside a caption honoring Hawkins: “TAYLOR HAWKINS FOREVER.”
Grohl closed out the night with one ultimate shoutout for his bandmate. “I hope that you just guys felt all of the love from all of us and the entire performers as a result of we felt it from you, for Taylor, tonight,” Grohl mentioned because the live performance concluded. “I do not actually know what else to say.”
The Foo Fighters will group up with a soon-to-be introduced lineup of stars for a second “Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance” on Sept. 27 in Los Angeles. All proceeds from each reveals are set to go to Music Help and MusiCares.
Picture Supply: Oliver Halfin / CBS