Taylor Hawkins’ son, Shane, joins Foo Fighters for ‘My Hero’ to honor late dad

Taylor Hawkins’ son, Shane, joins Foo Fighters for ‘My Hero’ to honor late dad

Taylor Hawkins’ son, Oliver Shane, made jaws drop on Saturday when he joined Foo Fighters on stage as the band paid tribute to the teen’s late father.

Other celebrities – including Paul McCartney, Dave Chappelle, Jason Sudeikis, and Elton John – also made an appearance at the concert to honor Hawkins, who sadly died earlier this year.

Per PEOPLE, during the Wembley Stadium concert in London, 16-year-old Shane followed in his father’s footsteps and played the drums for the Foo Fighters’ 1997 hit ‘My Hero’.

A video that was later shared to Twitter showing Shane’s incredible performance has already amassed more than 10 million views.

Check out the heartwarming footage below:

 

 

Fans online also became emotional seeing frontman Dave Grohl smiling on as the teen played.

“Man, the look on Dave Grohl’s face as Shane was crushing it… He looks so f***ing proud,” one Twitter user wrote.

 

 

 

And in 2018, Shane joined his father and Grohl on stage to cover ‘Miss You’ by the Rolling Stones at a benefit for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, which was shared by a user on Instagram.

 

Grohl, Hawkins’ longtime friend and bandmate, paid tribute to the late 50-year-old in his own way during Saturday’s concert – giving a speech to pay homage to the talented musician.

“Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life, the music, and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins. For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. And for those of you that admired him from afar, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same thing.”

He added: “So tonight, we’ve gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations, to bring you a gigantic f***ing night for a gigantic f***ing person.”

Grohl continued: “So, sing. And dance. And laugh. And cry and f***ing scream and make some f***ing noise, so he can hear us right now. ‘Cause you know what? It’s going to be a long f***ing night, right? Are you ready?”

The 53-year-old frontman was also met with cheers of support from the audience after he broke down in tears during the Foo Fighters’ single ‘Times Like These’.

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher also paid tribute, taking the place of the drummer and former bandmate behind the drum set during the band’s hit ‘Live Forever.’

Hawkins, a Texas native, died in Bogota, Colombia, after complaining of chest pains before a performance in March.

An exact cause of death has not been confirmed, but CBS News has reported that the drummer allegedly had a mixture of substances in his system at the time of his death, including marijuana, opioids, and antidepressants.


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