Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance was a heavy affair, and never even seasoned skilled Stewart Copeland was resistant to getting emotional. The Police drummer, who carried out on the occasion, mirrored on the night in an interview with CBS This Morning, the place he significantly gushed about watching Hawkins’ son, Shane, sit in behind the equipment together with his father’s band.
“I began crying,” Copeland stated. “He’s received it. He’s received such energy, enthusiasm. He’s received his father’s stance, musical language. That was actually emotional to see younger Shane up there.” Watch the complete clip under.
16-year-old Shane Hawkins joined Foo Fighters for the penultimate tune of the six-hour night, enjoying drums for the basic “My Hero.” The circumstances alone made it an unbelievable — if not troublesome to look at — sight, however the younger drummer’s expertise, mixed with the tune’s subject material, made it the proper cap to a tribute present brimming with love.
Earlier within the night, Dave Chappelle spoke about Taylor Hawkins and shared an anecdote concerning the time he met Shane backstage at a previous Foo Fighters live performance. “I met a child, who should have been 12 or 13 years outdated, and I requested him, trigger he had skate sneakers on, if he skated. And he stated, ‘I don’t skate as a result of I don’t need to harm my arm.’ And I stated what sort of reply is that? A easy sure or no would have sufficed. The child stated, ‘I need to be a drummer, like my father.’” That night time, no doubt, Shane did his father proud.
Shane Hawkins, famous person drummer Nandi Bushell, and Dave Grohl’s eldest little one, Violet, stole the present on the Hawkins tribute, proving that the youthful era has no scarcity of rockstar vitality. After all, rock’s elders held their very own as effectively, with Copeland, considered one of Hawkins’ idols, becoming a member of Foo Fighters for covers of “Subsequent to You” and “Each Little Factor She Does Is Magic.” Trent Reznor was additionally moved by the occasion, telling a latest 9 Inch Nails crowd that he watched hours of the present with “tears in my fucking eyes.” Revisit the tribute’s mammoth 50-song setlist right here.