MALIBU, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters performs onstage during the One Love Malibu Festival at King Gillette Ranch on December 02, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for ABA)
If it’s anything like the last show it, this second tribute to Tayor Hawkins should be epic with a star-studded lineup. It’s going to be hard to top Brian Johnson rippin’ AC/DC songs, though, with Wolfgang Van Halen playing his dad, shredding Van Halen songs on guitar, and Taylor’s son behind the drum kit playing Foo Fighters songs. If you needed to wake up when September ends (get it?), this will be the show to do just that.
Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert: Photos from the London Show
In memory of the first anniversary of the passing of Taylor Hawkins on March 25, we’re looking back on the two tribute concerts organized by the Foo Fighters. The London and Los Angeles shows were incredible events full of light and love. They were reflections of Hawkins, himself. Foo fans the world over will forever miss and remember one incredible drummer and ambassador for rock music.
We send our thoughts to the family and friends of Taylor Hawkins on this anniversary and every day they miss the unique force he was.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, September 3 will likely go down as one of the most emotional and cathartic moments in rock in 2022.
The stacked bill featured some of the late Foo Fighters drummer’s best friends, biggest influences and peers. Combined, those artists delivered an incredible six-hour show. It’s one the thousands in attendance and those watching around the world won’t soon forget. The Foo Fighters, themselves, delivered an incredible set where they were joined by a number of different drummers. Among them were Josh Freese, Travis Barker, Nandi Bushell, Rufus Taylor and Shane Hawkins, Taylor’s 16-year-old son. If that weren’t enough, Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance, too.
Preceding the Foos’ set was an all-star lineup of performers that included Queen, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Stewart Copeland, Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich, Mark Ronson, Violet Grohl, The James Gang, The Pretenders, Them Crooked Vultures, Supergrass and more.
Photos from the beautiful celebration that was the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert can be viewed below.
Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock.
When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity.
“CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle