Honoring his dad. Shane Hawkins performed “My Hero” alongside the Foo Fighters in honor of his late father, Taylor Hawkins.
The 16-year-old joined his father’s bandmates for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert on Saturday, September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London. Dave Grohl He introduced him towards the end of the night as one of many guest drummers who replaced the musician, who died in March at age 50 in Bogotá, Colombia.
“We have one more drummer to come and play with us tonight. Let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone play drums as hard as this person,” Grohl, 53, told a packed stadium during the show, which was broadcast on Paramount+. “But beyond that, he is a member of our family and he needs to be here tonight with all of us. I think it makes sense for him to come play with us tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, could you welcome Mr. Shane Hawkins on drums?
The teenager kicked off the song, which was the band’s 1997 hit “My Hero.”
Taylor shared his son Shane (born Oliver Shane Hawkins) as well as his daughters Annabelle and Everleigh with his wife. alison hawkins.
Various drummers substituted for the late musician during Foo Fighters songs. Travis Barker played during “Monkey Wrench” and “The Pretender”. rufus taylor (queen’s son roger taylor) was behind the “These Days” kit and viral drummer of 12 years Nandi Bushnell improvised with the band for “Learn to Fly”.
earlier in the evening, david chappelle took to the stage to recount the Saturday Night Live performance in November 2020, when Hawkins and the band performed as musical guests. He was later invited to his show at Madison Square Garden.
“After the show, I went backstage and hung out with the Foo Fighters, and I met a kid who must have been 12 or 13 years old,” explained Chappelle, 49. He met Shane and asked if he was a skater.
“He said, ‘I don’t skateboard because I don’t want to hurt my arms,’” the Washington, DC native said. “I said, ‘What kind of answer is this? A simple yes or no would have sufficed. The boy said, ‘I want to be a drummer, like my father.’”
It was an eye-opening experience for the comic. He continued, “In that room at Madison Square Garden, even though I had met the Foo Fighters many nights, I felt like I was meeting them for the first time. I’ve seen Taylor be a rock star many a night, but it was the first time I’d seen him be a father, and what a great father. It was the first time that Dave Grohl and I mentioned the name of Kurt Cobain. It was the first time we had talked about our love of jazz and go-go music and Taylor’s son Shane was soaking it all up. He sat there, asked the best questions, not about fame, always about art.”
Chappelle went with the band and Shane to New York City’s famous jazz club The Blue Note and saw the musician Robert Glasper to carry out. “I heard Taylor and his son throughout the show talking about the drummer,” he recalled. “I remember Taylor’s son Shane telling his father as he listened, ‘Dad, you can’t do that sh*t.’ He had never heard someone talk to a rock star like that. And Taylor Hawkins, humble as he is, said, ‘Son, those are real musicians.’”
The comedian concluded: “Taylor Hawkins is a legend of a man, he’s a legend of a musician and he’s a legend of a father and Shane, I’m so proud because I saw you play for your father.”
Chappelle was far from the only one singing Shane’s praises. Barker, 46, shared clips of the tribute through his Instagram Story on Sunday night. “Oh my God,” he says in a video taken from backstage as Shane walks up on stage.
guns n’ roses bassist Duff mckagan He wrote via Instagram: “Shane… you took us all down on the show yesterday. We watched from here in Brazil… F#CK dude! I crushed it!”
questlove posted a clip on social media, captioned, “Wow Man. Great job Shane.”
“This is so beautiful” sophia bush he wrote via his Instagram story. “Absolutely impressive.”
“So amazing,” jxdn (born Jaden Hossler) commented via MTV’s Instagram post.
John Legend Y sunset sale‘s Chrishell Stause both commented on different posts with various crying emojis. Tears abounded. “And cue the crying at 6am,” Mandy Moore shared through her Instagram Story on Sunday.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert is available to watch on Paramount+ in its entirety, lasting just over six hours. There will be a second tribute show in Los Angeles on September 27.