A half year after the tragic and shocking death of Taylor Hawkins at the age of 50, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters gave him an epic sendoff with a huge show at Wembley Stadium in England. It’s the first of two tribute shows to the drummer: the next one takes place on September 27 at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles. There hasn’t been any announcements over whether or not that show will be broadcast.
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At the beginning of the show, Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee walked on stage. Grohl said, “Ladies and gentlemen , tonight we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life the music of our bandmate Taylor Hawkins. for those of you who knew him personally, you know no one could make you laugh smile dance or sing like he could. So, tonight, we’ve gathered with family, and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations to bring you a gigantic f—ing night for a gigantic f—ing person.”
So, sing and dance and laugh and cry and f—ing scram and make some f—ing noise so he can hear us right now! cause you know what? It’s gonna be a long f—ing night. ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU F—ING READY?
With that, he introduced Liam Gallagher of Oasis, and the show began.