Taylor Hawkins honoured at Los Angeles tribute concert

Musicians including Pink, Queen and Def Leppard have paid tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at a memorial concert in Los Angeles, BBC reports.

According to the report, they joined the star’s former bandmates in Foo Fighters and Chevy Metal to play the songs he loved, as fans celebrated his memory.

Foos frontman Dave Grohl said the show honoured the fact that “this many people connected through one person”.

Other star guests included Miley Cyrus, Rush, Cars and Mötley Crüe.

Alanis Morisette – for whom Hawkins played drums before he joined Foo Fighters – gave a fierce performance of “You Oughta Know”; while comedian Dave Chapelle unexpectedly covered Radiohead’s Creep.

The concert came less than a month after a previous tribute show at Wembley Stadium in London, which saw Foo Fighters joined by Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Supergrass.

As at that concert, Hawkins’ children played a key role, with his teenage son Shane stepping behind the drum kit for a blistering rendition of the Foo Fighters’ hits “My Hero” and “I’ll Stick Around”.

Hawkins drummed with Foo Fighters from 1997 until his death in March of this year, aged 50.

Proceeds from both the London and Los Angeles tribute concerts will go to the charities Music Support and MusiCares.

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