Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane has paid tribute to his father by playing drums on an emotional rendition of Foo Fighters’ 1997 hit, “My Hero.”
Shane took to the stage at a Laguna Beach block party over the 4th of July weekend for the moving tribute. In a video posted to TikTok, Shane sits atop a neighbourhood roof alongside local Laguna band The Alive. Throughout the performance of “My Hero,” Shane offers up some amazing drumming skills and the same infectious energy his father was known for.
“When Taylor Hawkins’ son gets on the drums and dedicates the song ‘My Hero’ to his dad,” the caption reads. “The hawk would have been proud.”
Watch footage of Shane Hawkins’ performance of “My Hero” below.
@lagtownsfinest The hawk wouldve been proud 🦅 #taylorhawkins #foofighters #fyp ♬ original sound – Lagtownsfinest
Hawkins was in Bogota, Colombia, to perform with the Foo Fighters. Emergency services had responded to a call about a patient with chest pains in a hotel outside the city. Hawkins was unresponsive when responders attempted to give aid, and declared dead at the scene.
Recently, the Foo Fighters announced two massive Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts, where they’re sure to play emotional hits like “My Hero.” One of the shows will take place at Wembley Stadium, while the other will be at The Kia Forum.
The shows will include Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee alongside several guest musicians (TBA). These two shows will mark the Foo Fighters’ first live performances since they cancelled all of their forthcoming dates due to Hawkins’ death.