The rock band Foo Fighters and relatives of the late drummer Taylor Hawkins organized a tribute concert to the musician, and summoned musical groups and soloists of great world stature.
Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee agreed with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts‘, a show that took place this Saturday, September 3 at the Wembley estate, in England.
On September 27, another similar concert will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, United States. Proceeds from ticket sales at both shows will go to charities chosen by the Hawkins family: Music Support and MusiCares, according to the official page of Foo Fighters.
This Saturday’s concert was broadcast on Paramount+ (nationally), Pluto TV (nationally and internationally), and MTV-branded YouTube channels (globally).
Tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins it lasted almost 6 hours and managed to summon members of rock bands with great experience; the first guest to share the stage was Liam Gallagher (Oasis) to sing “Rock ‘n Roll Star”.
As the concert progressed, various music celebrities shared the stage with the Foo Fighters, including Lars Ulrich of Metallica; Brian May and Roger Taylor from What in; Brian Johnson from AC/DC and John Paul Jones, former bass player Led Zeppelin.
One of the most emotional moments was when Taylor’s son, Shane Hawkins, came onstage and stood behind the drums to play Foo Fighters’ “My Hero.”
Another special guest was Paul McCartney, who performed ‘Helter Skelter’ by The Beatles.
Here is the full concert:
“As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and musical legends around the world” – Foo Fighters.
taylor hawkins died at the age of 50 in Bogotá, Colombia, in March this year during the group’s South American tour.
Taylor Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997, first appearing with the band on tour in support of their second album The Color & The Shape. He made his Foo Fighters recorded debut with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose, playing on all subsequent FF albums, including One By One, In Your Honor (the first FF album to feature him taking over lead vocal duties on his song “Cold Day In The Sun”), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete & Gold (also featuring him as lead singer on “Sunday Rain”) and Medicine at Midnight.
As a member of the Foo Fighters, Taylor was the winner of 15 GRAMMY Awards. and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters, as well as his many solo and side projects and collaborations.