The Kids Are Alright: Shane Hawkins, Violet Grohl Steal the Show at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert

Some of the largest names in music turned out to honor Taylor Hawkins throughout Foo Fightersall-star tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. By evening’s finish, nevertheless, essentially the most memorable performances got here courtesy of a pair of newcomers — albeit who’ve some legendary rock music pedigree.

Shane Hawkins, Taylor’s 16-year-old son, stuffed in for his father throughout Foo Fighters’ penultimate efficiency of the evening — a strong rendition of “My Hero.” Young Shane beat the equipment with the forcefulness of two drummers, his father little question enjoying alongside in spirit.

Earlier within the night, Dave Chappelle shared an anecdote in regards to 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 previous, 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.’ In that room, in Madison Square Garden, though I met Foo Fighters many nights, I felt like I met [Taylor] for the primary time… It was my first time seeing [Taylor] being a dad. And what a cool fucking dad.”

Meanwhile, Dave Grohl’s 16-year-old daughter, Violet, turned in a trio of spectacular performances. She sang lead on covers of Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” and “Grace” with the backing of her father, Greg Kurstin, Alain Johannes, Chris Chaney, and Jason Falkner. She additionally fronted an excellent rendition of “Valerie,” a music by The Zutons (and made well-known by Amy Winehouse) with accompaniment from Mark Ronson, Chaney, and Falkner.

12-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell additionally made a memorable look in the course of the live performance, as she sat in with Foo Fighters throughout “Learn to Fly.”

Needless to say, the children are alright.



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