The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance gave these watching an eclectic have a look at the music that the late Foo Fighters drummer cherished, offering a lot of highlights all through the day. One of the crucial excessive power and effectively acquired performances got here from a bunch that includes Wolfgang Van Halen on guitar, Dave Grohl on bass, Josh Freese on drums and The Darkness‘ Justin Hawkins main a Van Halen set.
The dynamic Hawkins was an ideal option to entrance the efficiency, in his silver glittery go well with, whereas offering a little bit of David Lee Roth panache for the viewers. Freese pounded away behind the package, whereas Van Halen and Grohl appeared to benefit from the camaraderie of taking part in off one another dwell onstage. The drum package really paid tribute to a different lately deceased musician, paying a nod of respect to Olivia Newton-John.
The set began with a excessive power efficiency of Van Halen’s “On Fireplace,” earlier than the group completely erupted upon listening to Freese’s drums pounding out the opening beats to “Scorching for Trainer.” That additionally gave a correct showcase to Wolfgang Van Halen, who nimbly labored his guitar fretboard very like his father Eddie Van Halen as soon as did. It was an electrifying two-song set that may be considered as a part of the presently ongoing (at press time) live performance. Try a few of extra emotional moments of their efficiency beneath.
The present included an opening emotional speech from Grohl, a Liam Gallagher set that includes “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Dwell Without end,” an anecdote from comic Dave Chappelle, a set of Bowie classics led by Josh Homme and Nile Rodgers, performances from Hawkins’ facet bands Chevy Steel and Coattail Riders, visitor turns by Supergrass, Kesha and Them Crooked Vultures, a stellar Jeff Buckley efficiency with Violet Grohl on vocals and taped messages from Chad Smith and Elton John.
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Taylor Hawkins Tribute Present
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