Over 50 Musicians Paid Tribute to Taylor Hawkins at 6-Hour L.A. Concert

By Justin Curto

Metaverse 3a63d25a00d0c48483c6989c412d82443f hawkins tribute la.rsquare.w330

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl. Photo: Brian James/YouTube

Everyone from former bandmates to pop stars to big-time drummers paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins at his Los Angeles tribute concert on September 27. In full, the show took six hours and featured over 50 musicians, per the Los Angeles Times, following an equally starry outing in London on September 3. And nearly everything seemed to be a highlight. (Depending, of course, on how you feel about Dave Chappelle singing “Creep.”) Bands including Def Leppard, Queen, the James Gang, Rush, Soundgarden, Mötley Crüe, and Them Crooked Vultures came through to honor Hawkins, as did his own former bands Chevy Metal, the Coattail Riders, and of course, the Foo Fighters.

But the guest drummers alone would’ve been a draw, with the list including Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Travis Barker of blink-182, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age, Rufus Taylor of Darkness, Patrick Wilson of Weezer, session players Josh Freese and Omar Hakim, and Hawkins’s own son, Shane.

On top of it all, the night’s singers included the Pretty Reckless’s Taylor MomsenKesha, P!nk, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Joan Jett, Miley Cyrus, and Alanis Morissette — whom Hawkins drummed for before he joined the Foos.


“It’s like 31 flavors up here — another drummer, another sweet friend,” Dave Grohl said late in the night, as the Foo Fighters performed with a series of guest drummers. As he told the crowd after closing the show with “Everlong,” the concert went to show how “this many people connected through one person.”


Alif Vasaya provides expertise in business strategy, community growth hacking, content production, content strategy, digital ads through acquisitions, raising capital, monetizing the Metaverse, NFT affiliate marketing, consulting, and marketing advising for start-up companies.Highly skilled and results-oriented professional with solid academic preparation holding a bachelor's degree in arts and extensive experience in digital marketing, content production, business transformation, and human resource. Proven ability to assess and manage complex obstacles; viewed as a decisive troubleshooter. Successful in intense and demanding environments, providing strong team leadership and structure with a track record of motivating and developing soldiers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here