16-year-old Shane Hawkins joined Foo Fighters for the next to last song of the six-hour event, playing drums for the classic “My Hero.” The circumstances alone made it an emotional sight, but the youngsters talent, combined with the song’s subject matter, made it the perfect cap to a tribute show bursting with love.
The sudden death of 50-year-old Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who was found in a Bogota, Columbia hotel room shortly before a concert in late March, shocked the rock music world.
Shane’s performance was so good in fact, that some fans are calling for him to become Foo Fighters’ new drummer!
The Foo Fighters put on the first of two tribute concerts where Taylor Hawkins’ 16-year-old son Shane stole the show in a room full of iconic drummers. Travis Barker, Josh Freese, Rufus Taylor, Nandi Bushell and Omar Hakim were among the list of all-star drummers at the show, followed by appearances from Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Supergrass, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Kesha, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, and many more.
Foo Fighters ft. Shane Hawkins Perform “My Hero” | MTV
Throughout the night, Foo Fighters brought out a slew of musical guests who all played special tribute to Hawkins, including a rotating assortment of drummers each performing various Foo Fighters songs, including Travis Barker and yet another teenager, Nandi Bushell, who famously challenged (and beat) Dave Grohl in a viral drum-off.
Shane Hawkins, who went viral earlier this year when a video of him playing the track was posted online, did his father proud, producing an imperious performance that blew away everyone in attendance – including Foos frontman Dave Grohl, who was clearly bowled over by Shane’s confidence. – Source
The Youtube video posted by MTV has now been viewed over 12 million times, one viewer, David Peck left a most fitting comment that received over 33k Likes. – “Played with the rage of a 16 year old who lost his father. Inspiring and heartbreaking.”
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