Foo Fighters are within the midst of honoring their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with a tribute live performance in Los Angeles at Kia Discussion board on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The lineup features a bevy of Hawkins’ musician buddies, a few of whom carried out at their tribute to him in London earlier within the month.
However earlier than the festivities obtained underway, the band addressed the viewers. “That is the hometown shit, so that you gotta make it loud,” Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl mentioned. “What we actually needed to do was to pay tribute to Taylor in a method that you could possibly type of spend a while in his musical thoughts, which could possibly be a fairly terrifying place,” Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl mentioned, with a little bit chortle. “However simply because the present in London, we’ve all gathered right here to have a good time this individual that has touched our lives, whether or not from afar or for all of his family and friends and family members and musician buddies and heroes which are right here tonight.
“If any of you may have ever had the blessing to have hung out with Taylor Hawkins, you’ll know that that dude may make you fucking smile and dance and chortle and sing,” he added, his voice cracking with emotion. “So what we’ve performed is we introduced an excellent fucking crazier solid of characters for you tonight… by the people who Taylor beloved and by the people who beloved Taylor.”
He then launched Joan Jett, who was additionally emotional as she shared that she had “loads of very nice reminiscences of Taylor,” she mentioned earlier than she carried out her classics, together with “Cherry Bomb” and “Dangerous Status” backed by the surviving Foo Fighters and Travis Barker on drums.
Geezer Butler, Matt Cameron, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, John Paul Jones, Chad Smith, Brad Wilk, Brian Could and Roger Taylor, Krist Novoselic, Nancy Wilson, Joshua Homme, Jon Theodore, and Alain Johannes, Pink, Stewart Copeland, Chris Chaney, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Mark Ronson, Danny Carey, Tommy Lee, Kim Thayil, Justin Hawkins, Taylor Momsen, Kesha, Omar Hakim and Chevy Metallic are among the many artists slated to carry out. The present advantages Music Assist and MusiCares.