Last night (September 27), Foo Fighters and a group of friends and collaborators celebrated the late drummer Taylor Hawkins in Los Angeles with the second of two special tribute concerts.
After celebrating Hawkins’ memory and music with a special six-hour concert in London earlier this month (September 3), “The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert” took over the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, with many special guests. .
Last night’s tribute concert kicked off with an acoustic rendition of Grohl’s daughter Violet’s “Hallelujah” by Alain Johannes. After that, the surviving Foos, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Joan Jett performed two of the biggest hits of the 80s.
Miley Cyrus later joined Foo Fighters and Def Leppard for a wide-open version of Def Leppard’s 1983 “Photograph,” while Justin Hawkins took the stage with the late Foo Fighters drummer’s side project, The Coattail. .
Elsewhere, Pink teamed up with Foo Fighters and Queen for a stirring version of “Somebody To Love”, a song Hawkins has covered himself over the years. Elsewhere, he performed with Heart’s Nancy Wilson on her track “Barracuda,” before joining the Foo Fighters to sing “The Pretender” during their set at the end of the show.
During the latter set, Foo Fighters welcomed Dave Chapelle on stage to cover Radiohead’s ‘Creep’, which they had already covered with Hawkins at their big show at Madison Square Garden in New York last summer .
See the huge concert list in full below.
Read NME’s new coverage of the London tribute concert here.