Taylor Hawkins’ Son Pays Tribute To His Dad By Playing Drums For Emotional ‘My Hero’ Cover
Shane Hawkins has captured the spirit of his late father in a powerful tribute.
Taylor Hawkins’ teenage son — beloved Foo Fighters drummer who is dead in March – hopped on the kit for a cover of the band’s hit “My Hero” over the 4th of July weekend at a block party in Laguna Beach, Variety reports.
Shane Hawkins joined local band The Alive atop a neighborhood rooftop to perform the track, which was captured on video and posted to TikTok last week.
“When Taylor Hawkins’ son steps up on drums and dedicates the song ‘My Hero’ to his dad,” the title screen reads.
“The Falcon would have been proud,” the caption notes.
The Alive – a group with strong ties to the Foo Fighters – also posted a moving commemoration on Instagram, writing, “Thank you to the Laguna Beach community, the police (for not shutting us down), @spliffriff_ and the @marcusskenderian family. Special thanks to @shane_hawkins_22 for sitting down.
The Alive opened for the Foo Fighters in Lollapalooza Chile just a week before the drummer’s death and previously for Chevy Metal, Taylor Hawkins’ cover band, Variety reports. The location of Shane Hawkins’ block party tribute was also apt since his father grew up in Laguna Beach and traveled there often.
Taylor Hawkins deceased in March at 50 in Bogotá, Colombia, as the band embarked on a tour of South America. The official results of the autopsy are not yet known.
Alison Hawkins – who married the musician in 2005 – first shared her death publicly in June with a statement on her late husband’s social media accounts. “My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor fans for the outpouring of love each of you have shown beloved Taylor,” the statement began. “Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort to my family and I during this unimaginable time of grief.”
On the same day, Taylor Hawkins’ social media accounts announced that her bandmates were planning two tribute shows for September.
Check out more videos of Shane Hawkins’ tribute to his father below.
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