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Taylor Hawkins Son Plays Tribute To His Dad: Look + Listen

One would be hard-pressed to invent a better tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins than with a cover version of “My Hero.” and during the 4th of July holiday, Shane Hawkins — son of the longtime Foo Fighters drummer — took a seat behind the kit at a Laguna Beach block party to perform the Foos’ 1997 hit.


Replying to @_zach_117 Spliffriff opened for The Alive 🤙🔥🤘

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In a heartwarming clip posted to TikTok, Shane is seen atop a neighborhood roof, sitting in with the local Laguna band The Alive. “When Taylor Hawkins’ son gets on the drums and dedicates the song ‘My Hero’ to his dad,” reads the caption. “The hawk would’ve been proud.” Even aside from his precise drumming skills, Shane clearly takes after his father, beaming with the same type of infectious energy that made Taylor so lovable — and, as the caption of a follow-up clip reads, there was “not a dry eye in the house.”

As Variety points out The Alive have close ties to the Hawkins family as they’ve opened for Taylor’s cover band Chevy Metal, as well as for Foo Fighters in Chile just a week prior to Taylor’s untimely passing. And since the elder Hawkins grew up in Laguna Beach, the location of Shane’s tribute made it all the more powerful.

Just hours before the band’s scheduled headlining performance at Festival Estéreo in March, Taylor was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia,. He was 50 years old.

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Author: Saul Goode

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