Taylor Hawkins’ teen son Shane stepped into his late father’s footwear to carry out a rendition of the Foo Fighters’ traditional track “My Hero” at his father’s tribute live performance Saturday (September 3) in London. Taking over the drums, the 16-year-old prodigy performed with ardour alongside Dave Grohl throughout an evening stuffed with all-star artists remembering the late Taylor, who tragically handed away on the age of fifty in March.
Shane Hawkins doing his father proud with this epic cowl of @foofighters ‘My Hero’ at Wembley Stadium final evening ❤️#taylorhawkinstribute #taylorhawkinspic.twitter.com/ElxwCwBSd6
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“Ladies and gents, we have now yet another drummer that’s going to come back up and play with us, and let me inform you I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as exhausting as this individual, however past that, he’s a member of our household.” Dave stated as he launched Shane to the stage. “And he must be right here tonight with all of us, and I believe it is smart that he’s going to come back up and play with us tonight. Ladies and gents, would you please welcome Mr. Shane Hawkins on the drums.”
Before Shane performed his coronary heart out together with his clearly inherited musical skills, the tribute live performance noticed a cavalcade of musical icons cross the stage to honor Taylor. Paul McCartney carried out his first-ever dwell efficiency of the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling,” AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich jammed out with the Foo Fighters, Kesha took over the mic at one level and Liam Gallagher lent his skills to 2 Oasis‘ songs, based on Rolling Stone.
And Shane wasn’t the one teen member of the family to hitch within the celebration of life. Dave’s daughter Violet stole the highlight when she carried out her touching renditions of two Jeff Buckley songs. Dave welcomed Violet to the mic, deeming her “the one individual I do know who can truly sing a Jeff Buckley track.” Violet then wowed the group with Jeff’s songs “Last Goodbye” and “Grace”.
Foo Fighters and one other lineup of A-list expertise will return to the stage in September on the Los Angeles’ Forum for a second tribute live performance. Proceeds from each exhibits will profit Music Support and MusiCares