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Watch Official Footage Of Foo Fighters Performing “My Hero” With Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane


Amid a who’s who of rock n’ roll royalty, one performance in particular has stood out among the first of the Foo Fighters‘ pair of tribute shows to their late drummer/vocalist Taylor Hawkins. The chart-topping hard rock group recently returned to the stage for the first time since Hawkins‘ death this past March, serving up a kingly tribute to their beloved friend and bandmate.

Setting up shop at Wembley Stadium in London, England this past Saturday, September 03rd the Foos pulled out all the stops for a nearly 6-hour concert experience that saw Paul McCartney, Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), members of Queen, Rush and many more all take part (you can find a complete setlist here.)

Despite the stunning procession of talent, the most-talked about moment from the set, which was also livestreamed across the internet, was the performance of “My Hero“,—the third and final single from the band’s platinum-selling sophomore album, “The Colour And The Shape“.

Hawkins‘ 16-year-old son Oliver Shane sat in with the band on drums during that song and delivered an impassioned performance not soon to be forgotten. During Shane‘s introduction, Foo Fighters vocalist/guitarist Dave Grohl quipped, “let me tell ya, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone hit the drums as hard as this person.”

Official footage of that particular performance has newly been shared online below via MTV, who were one of the broadcast partners for the tribute show. Proceeds from tickets and merchandise sales for the tribute shows will be benefit MusiCares and Music Support. Both organizations were selected by the Hawkins family, who have gave their blessing to these two special sets.

The next tribute set to Taylor will be held at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27th.

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