Watch Taylor Hawkins’ Son Honor His Dad With An Emotional Cover Of ‘My Hero’


Since Taylor Hawkins‘ untimely death in March, there were pretty special tributes to the late drummer, but nothing like the last one. At a 4th of July party in Laguna Beach, Taylor’s son Shane Hawkin sitting behind the drums with local band The Alive to dedicate a cover of foo fighters“My hero” to his father. The performance was shared on TikTok, cut up into a few videos. As one caption pointed out, there was “not a dry eye in the crowd.”

Like his father, Shane is a talented, passionate and charismatic drummer. Taylor was so proud of his son and brought him on stage many times to play with him, the most recent being at a The NHC takes place in Los Angeles just a few months before his death.

The Alive has ties to Taylor, having opened for his cover band Chevy Metal and supported the Foo Fighters at their show in Chile a week before his death. Taylor was also from Laguna Beach, which makes the tribute even more special. Check out the TikTok images below.

The Foo Fighters are planning two star-studded tribute concerts to honor Hawkins. The first will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and the second is scheduled for September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

London artists will include both friends and influences of Hawkins, including, Queenit is Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rushit is Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, stone age queens leader Josh Man, Marc Ronson, the policeit is Stewart Copeland, Wolfgang Van Halen, Jane’s Addictionit is Chris Chaneyand jazz/rock drummer Omar Hakim. Additionally, Queen touring member Rufus Taylor and Hawkins cover band Chevy Metal will perform at both tribute shows.

Los Angeles show performers include Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, EmbraceGene Simmons, Motley Crueit is Nikki Sixxthe Hot red peppersChad Smith, Spacers singer Luke Spiller, stone age queens drummer Jon Theodore, Weezer drummer Pat Wilson, and Rage against the machine drummer Brad Wilk.


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