Dave Grohl breaks down in tears midway through Foo Fighters tribute to ...
On Saturday night at Wembley Stadium, Dave Grohl and a host of famous faces paid tribute to the late, great Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in an emotional concert.
Hawkins died in March of this year. The 50-year-old drummer was found dead in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia where he and the rest of the Foo Fighters were booked to play at a festival.
Hawkins' untimely passing saw a massive outpouring of grief for him, his family and his fellow band members. He had been a member of the Foo Fighters since 1997 and had gone on to earn fans all over the globe.
Foo Fighters announced that concert in June, of which there will be a return leg in Los Angeles at the end of September, with all proceeds going towards two music-orientated charities: Music Support and Recording Academy Musicares.
This special and incredibly moving event featured numerous cameos by celebrities and special renditions of songs. Here are some of the highlights.
The former Oasis frontman got things started with performances of 'Rock 'n' Roll Star' and 'Live Forever' with Grohl on drumming duty.
\u201cFoo fighters playing Rock n Roll Star (oasis) live with Liam Gallagher, fucking mega \ud83d\udd25 #taylorhawkinstribute #FooFighters\u201d
Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of Eddie Van Halen, one of the best guitarists ever, clearly inherited his father's genes when he impressed with his shredding skills on 'Hot for Teacher' with Grohl and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness watching on in awe.
\u201cWolfgang Van Halen shredding \u201chot for teacher\u201d with Dave Grohl & Justin Hawkins \ud83c\udfb8 @foofighters @MammothWVH @thedarkness #TaylorHawkinsWembley #TaylorHawkins \nEVH is \ud83d\ude0a somewhere\u201d
A big theme of the concert was celebrating the talent of the musician's offspring. For instance here is 16-year-old Violet Grohl covering 'Grace' by Jeff Buckley, another artist sadly taken before his time.
\u201cgrace by violet grohl #TaylorHawkins\u201d
— jeff buckley archive (@jeff buckley archive)
Them Crooked Vultures reunite and cover Elton John
Another theme of the night was supergroups either forming or reuniting. For instance, Them Crooked Vultures a band consisting of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin performed for the first time in 12 years and surprisingly covered 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' by Elton John.
Dave Grohl joins The Pretenders
Chrissie Hynde and her band The Pretenders also made an appearance with Grohl joining them to play bass. Is there nothing he can't play?
\u201cChrissie Hynde: \u201cDave Grohl on bass - is there anything that man can\u2019t play?\u201d\n\nDave Grohl: \u201cGolf\u201d \n\n\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02 \n\n#taylorhawkinstribute\u201d
Artist and producer Mark Ronson also made an appearance which prompted another cameo from Violet Grohl who this time sung 'Valerie,' a song made famous by Amy Winehouse by was originally performed by The Zutons.
\u201cWatch Violet Grohl team up with Mark Ronson, Chris Chaney, and Jason Falkner to cover Amy Winehouse\u2019s "Valerie":\n\n#FooFighters #TaylorHawkinsTribute\u201d
Dave Grohl fights back tears while singing 'Times Like These'
Grohl opened up the Foo Fighters set with an emotional version of 'Times Like These' where the frontman fought back the tears as her performed the song for the first time since his friend had died.
\u201cWhat an absolute legend Dave Grohl is. He\u2019s lost his best mate and his mum this year so god only knows how hard it is for him to get up on that stage so soon after and perform like he has done tonight \ud83d\udc4f #taylorhawkinstribute \n\n\u201d
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who Grohl called 'pretty good' joined the band to play the drums on tracks 'The Pretender' and 'Monkey Wrench.' All we want to know is if Kourtney Kardashian was there.
\u201cSuper\u00f3 su temor a volar y apareci\u00f3 en Wembley, Travis Barker de Blink-182 en el tributo de Foo Fighters y toc\u00f3 junto a la banda de Dave Grohl la canci\u00f3n "The Pretender" \ud83e\udd41\n\nUna locura total este hombre a sus 46 a\u00f1os \ud83d\udd25\n\n#TravisBarker #FooFighters\u201d
Taylor Hawkins' son steals the show with a performance of 'My Hero'
In a moment that has since gone viral and will probably be revisited for years to come Hawkins' 16-year-old son Oliver Shane joined the Foo Fighters to play on their classic 'My Hero.' A performance his father would have been truly proud of.
\u201cTaylor Hawkins' 16-year-old son, Shane, does his father proud as he sits behind the kit for @FooFighters' performance of "My Hero."\n\n#FooFighters #TaylorHawkinsTribute\n\nhttps://t.co/PU705CpO2R\u201d