Foo Fighters Honors Late Drummer Taylor Hawkins: Shane Hawkins Plays Drums at Boston Concert

2023-05-28 14:15:03

Foo Fighters boss Dave Grohl (R) brought Taylor Hawkins’ (L) son Shane (not pictured) on stage for a song. Photo: Dennis Van Tine/

At a concert in Boston, the Foo Fighters brought Shane Hawkins, the son of their late drummer Taylor Hawkins, onto the stage. The 17-year-old played the drums on the song “I’ll Stick Around.”

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At a concert in Boston, the Foo Fighters honored their late drummer Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022) with a touching gesture. On Friday night, Shane Hawkins (17), the son of the longtime drummer, joined the group for the song “I’ll Stick Around” – and played the drums himself, like the US magazine “People” reports.

Dave Grohl: “One of my favorite drummers in the world”

“How about we play a song with one of my favorite drummers in the world?” Bandleader Dave Grohl (54) asked the audience at the Boston Calling Music Festival, after which the 17-year-old son of the deceased said, ” Ladies and gentlemen, Shane Hawkins!” to introduce.

Last year, the Foo Fighters were supposed to perform at the music festival in Boston, Massachusetts, which has been taking place for ten years. But the tragic death of the drummer, who died while on tour in Bogota, Colombia at the age of just 50, led to the gig being cancelled.

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It was not the first time Shane Hawkins had performed with his late father’s group. The fledgling drummer, who looks like Taylor Hawkins, played drums at the band’s tribute concert to his late father last year. A video of the moving performance has more than 23 million views on YouTube.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters fans are wondering if drummer Josh Freese (50) could become a permanent band member. Freese, whom Dave Grohl and Co. introduced just a few days ago as the new live drummer for their current tour, played the drums for the Foo Fighters for the second time at the Boston Calling Music Festival.

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