Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane Performs with Foo Fighters for Stay Gig

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Remembering Taylor Hawkins. The late drummer’s son, Shane Hawkins, joined Foo Fighters for a Friday, Might 26 efficiency at Boston Calling Music Competition.

Shane, 17, joined lead singer Dave Grohl and firm to carry out “I’ll Stick Round,” Us Weekly confirms.

“Thanks for final evening #foofighters a lot f–kin enjoyable,” Shane shared by way of Instagram on Sunday, Might 28.

{The teenager} is one in every of Taylor’s three surviving youngsters together with sisters Annabelle and Everleigh. The Texas native, who shared the youngsters with spouse Alison Hawkins, died all of a sudden in March 2022 at age 50 in Bogotá, Colombia. A reason behind loss of life was not introduced, however a preliminary toxicology report claimed that he died with 10 substances in his system, together with marijuana, benzodiazepines and opioids.

Late Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane Joins Foo Fighters for Special Performance at Boston Calling

Shane Hawkins

Following his loss of life, Foo Fighters canceled their tour and took a hiatus earlier than returning to the stage the next September for star-studded tributes to the late drummer. Shane took the stage to play “My Hero” along with his father’s buddies on the time.

“We’ve another drummer that’s going to return up and play with us tonight. Let me let you know, I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen anybody hit the drums as arduous as this individual,” Grohl, 53, informed the packed stadium in the course of the London present. “However past that, he’s a member of our household, and he must be right here tonight with all of us. I believe it is sensible that he’s going to return up and play with us tonight. Women and gents, would you please welcome, Mr. Shane Hawkins on the drums.”

At Friday’s Boston Calling present, Taylor was honored with the band’s efficiency of “Chilly Day within the Solar.” Grohl informed the viewers, “I’m gonna do it for Taylor’s household. And I’m gonna do it for Taylor. As a result of we used to sing it collectively.”

Because the Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders frontman’s loss of life, Josh Freese has taken over drumming duties with the “Everlong” performers. At Friday’s present, the brand new wore a cheeky T-shirt that mentioned, “Fingers crossed for the brand new man.”

He obtained a heat welcome from the gang, who roared with applause each time the digicam panned over to him. Grohl additionally launched the brand new drummer, saying the band wouldn’t be capable to tour with out him.

Freese, who has beforehand toured with Weapons N’ Roses and Sting, shared a photograph from the Massachusetts set. “Surreal, bittersweet, optimistic,” he wrote by way of Instagram.

Foo Fighters will launch their first album post-Hawkins’ loss of life on June 2, titled However Right here We Are.

Reporting by Leanne Stanton