Watch: This Live Tribute To Taylor Hawkins – Featuring Surviving Members Of Nirvana + Soundgarden – Is Beautiful

Kim Thayil: Frank Schwichtenberg, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikipedia / Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters Facebook
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Last night, the surviving members of both Nirvana and Soundgarden came together to offer audiences a beautiful live performance. This performance was part of the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert that took place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

While a great plethora of musical acts came out to celebrate and honor the legacy of the late Foo Fighters drummer, one of the most stand out performances of the evening (as shared by Consequence) involved the surviving members of both Nirvana and Soundgarden.

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear (of Nirvana) joined forces with that of Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron (of Soundgarden), along with that of The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, and performed the Soundgarden songs “The Day I Tried to Live” and “Black Hole Sun.” You can find a few videos below that feature these powerful performances.

Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born February 17th, 1972. Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, from June of 1995 to March of 1997, Hawkins was the drummer for Alanis Morissette on her tours supporting Jagged Little Pill, as well as her Can’t Not tour. Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in time to be part of their third studio album, 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose. As the Foo Fighters drummer, Hawkins provided his talent and skills to the band’s seven following studio albums.

Taylor touched many hearts through his incredible art and kind heart. Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers shared that Taylor spent tons of money getting drum gear for kids who could not afford musical equipment.

We hope that Taylor is at peace, and we send all our love to his family, loved ones, and the Foo Fighters.