Gaz Coombes on Taylor Hawkins Tribute: ‘I’ll never forget’

Gaz Coombes has reflected on his performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert on Saturday (September 3), saying he will “never forget it”.

The special concert was held at Wembley Stadium last weekend, with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, Kesha, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, among others, to pay tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer. lasts.

Supergrass was also among the day’s performers, and Coombes also joined Rodgers to cover David Bowie’s “Modern Love”.

“It was a beautiful night,” he told Sky News. “I sang ‘Modern Love’ by Nile Rodgers and it was one of the greatest moments of my life. That song means a lot to me. It was a song that was part of my wedding.

“To be able to sing it with Nile Rodgers at Wembley Stadium was incredible. I’ll never forget it. And an incredible day for Taylor, an incredible celebration for Taylor.”

Coombes said he “couldn’t have imagined” the concert going the way it did, but the final results and “all the love” in the stadium were “a bit overwhelming” to see.

“I think if he was looking down, Taylor, he would be like, ‘Man, what’s all the fuss about?'” he said. “But he would say, ‘My God, this is crazy.'”

As noted during the concert, Supergrass was one of Hawkins’ favorite bands and toured with the Foo Fighters in the ’90s. In an archive video shown at the concert, drummer Danny Goffey recalled a night on tour when Hawkins joined the band at the end. for his team to play “Caught By The Fuzz”. “He touched her at about 500mph,” he said in the clip.

The Taylor Hawkins tribute concert ended with a set from his bandmates Foo Fighters and a rotating cast of drummers and special guests. Among them were Travis Barker, Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde, and Nandi Bushell, while Hawkins’ son, Shane, took up drums for the penultimate song of the night, “My Hero.”

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