A special live tribute event took place the other day to honor the life and legacy of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins; among the many performances that took place that day, a very special performance involves Hawkins’ son Shane joining the Foo Fighters on stage for a performance of “My Hero.”
Hawkins passed away earlier this year in March. The rock and metal communities have been grieving Taylor’s passing; come June 2022, the Foo Fighters announced that there would be two special live events taking place in an act to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins. One of these events took place the other day, and was located at Wembley Stadium in London.
At one point during that show, Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane joined Foo Fighters on stage to perform the band’s hit song “My Hero”; it is also worth noting that Shane has played “My Hero” as a tribute to his dad in the past.
You can find video footage of Shane playing the Foo Fighters song below. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian even tweet’d out a video of Shane’s performance, writing:
“Shane Hawkins played like it’s his throne. Not a dry eye over here. Cheers Shane. #taylorhawkinstribute #foofighters #shanehawkins”
The next Taylor Hawkins tribute show will take place in in Los Angeles at The Kia Forum on September 27th.
In other news pertaining to this show, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith recently talked about how Taylor spent thousands of dollars on drum gear for kids who couldn’t afford the gear themselves. Taylor Hawkins was a wonderful human being who brought a tremendous light into this world.
We love and miss you every day Taylor and hope you are at peace <3
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) September 3, 2022