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Taylor Hawkins’ Son Performs ‘My Hero’ During Foo Fighters Tribute: Look + Listen

During the London tribute concert in honor of his late father, Taylor Hawkins son, Shane performed with the Foo Fighters to deliver an emotional rendition of “My Hero.”

On the night where the Foo’s featured a number of all-star drummers – including Travis Barker, Josh Freese, Rufus Taylor, Nandi Bushell, Omar Hakim and more – during their Wembley Stadium set, the final drummer of the evening was Hawkins’ 16-year-old son, who’s long followed in his father’s footsteps behind the kit.

Introducing Taylor’s son, Dave Grohl told the audience “Ladies and gentlemen, we have one more drummer that’s going to come up and play with us, and let me tell you I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone hit the drums as hard as this person, but beyond that, he’s a member of our family.” “And he needs to be here tonight with all of us, and I think it makes sense that he’s going to come up and play with us tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Mr. Shane Hawkins on the drums.”

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in England also featured Paul McCartney’s first-ever live performance of the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling,” the reunion of Them Crooked Vultures and a parade of one-night-only supergroups, including Liam Gallagher leading the Foo Fighters through a pair of Oasis songs, Hawkins’ side projects Chevy Metal and Coattail Riders combining forces along with Kesha and the Darkness’ Justin Hawkins, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich rocking out with the Foos, Grohl drumming for Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson and more.

Foo Fighters and an as-yet-unannounced lineup of all-star artists will return to the stage Sept. 27 for another Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum. Proceeds from both shows will benefit Music Support and MusiCares.

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Author: Al Denté

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