See Alanis Morissette Sing ‘You Oughta Know’ With Foo Fighters at Tribute for Her Former Drummer Taylor Hawkins – Rolling Stone

Hawkins spent 18 months in Canadian singer’s touring band earlier than becoming a member of Dave Grohl and firm

Alanis Morissette helped the Foo Fighters pay honor to Taylor Hawkins — her drummer earlier than he joined Dave Grohl and firm — Tuesday night time on the Los Angeles tribute live performance for Hawkins.

Backed by the Foo Fighters together with Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums, Morissette delivered “You Oughta Know,” which Hawkins had carried out numerous occasions throughout his 18-month stint as a member of Morissette’s mid-Nineties touring unit.

“The second I heard ‘You Oughta Know,’ I used to be like, ‘I’m in that band!’” Hawkins instructed Rolling Stone final November of becoming a member of Morissette’s band. “I simply knew.” Morissette beforehand paid tribute to Hawkins at a June 2022 live performance in London. 

Although in 1997, Morisette was a a lot larger act than Grohl’s then-fledging band, Morissette apparently knew he would ultimately depart her band for the Foo Fighters, in line with Dave Grohl. “Throughout his stint as Alanis Morissette’s drummer, lengthy earlier than he turned a Foo Fighter, we’d stumble upon one another backstage at festivals all around the world, and our chemistry was so apparent that even Alanis herself as soon as requested him, ‘What are you going to do when Dave asks you to be his drummer?’” Grohl wrote in his 2021 autobiography, the Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.

Following the London tribute to Hawkins that occurred earlier this month — a present that featured units by Rush, Queen, Them Crooked Vultures, and extra — the Los Angeles live performance featured tweaks to the all-star setlist, just like the addition of Morissette, Miley Cyrus rocking out with Def Leppard, Dave Chappelle masking Radiohead, Joan Jett opening the star-studded occasion, Motley Crue performing Foo Fighters and extra.

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