Right after hours of emceeing and enjoying many instruments for other functions, Dave Grohl shut out the Taylor Hawkins tribute in London with the surviving users of Foo Fighters and surprise guest Paul McCartney.

While no 1 can exchange Hawkins behind the kit, the Foos have been joined by a selection of drummers all through their set, which includes Josh Freese on “Times Like These” and “All My Daily life,” Travis Barker on “The Pretender” and “Monkey Wrench,” Rufus Taylor on “These Days and “Best of You,” 12-calendar year-old phenom Nandi Bushell on “Learn To Fly” and Hawkins’ 16-yr-aged son Shane, who was totally thunderous on “My Hero.”



“Pulling this entire detail alongside one another around the final three months, we satisfied some definitely incredible people today — men and women I have by no means met right before,” Dave Grohl explained just after “Best of You.” “One of them, I obtained to stand on phase with tonight and play the bass: Skip Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders, who I happen to imagine is the baddest motherfucker in the entire world. She introduced a mate tonight.”

That buddy was none other than McCartney, who stunned the crowd by dusting off The Beatles’ “Oh, Darling.” “God bless Taylor,” mentioned McCartney, who inducted the Foos into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2021. “Me and Chrissie are gonna do a song listed here that I have not performed due to the fact I recorded it 100 several years in the past. I’ve never ever completed it as a duet, but we’re gonna do it tonight for the first time, for you.”


McCartney trapped all-around to sing direct on “Helter Skelter,” not before relating an anecdote about being questioned to perform drums, of all instruments, on the Foo Fighters music “Sunday Rain.” “This team has two of the most effective drummers in the entire world, and they wished me to drum on it, so I did,” he mentioned with a smile of the monitor, which appeared on the Foos’ 2017 album Concrete and Gold. “Quite a memory.”



The set ongoing with “Aurora,” which experienced previously soundtracked an psychological pre-present image montage of Hawkins and, like the two Beatles covers, showcased Omar Hakim on drums. “I think this following tune was Taylor’s favourite Foo Fighters music, so we knew we had to do it tonight,” Grohl mentioned.

“I never assume I have ever found anybody strike the drums as tricky as this man or woman,” Grohl told the viewers when introducing Shane Hawkins immediately after “Aurora.” “Beyond that, he’s a member of our loved ones, and he desires to be here tonight with all of us.”

This was the very first time the Foos have carried out live with out Hawkins, who handed absent unexpectedly in March at the age of 50. Tonight’s live performance was the first of two honoring the late drummer the second is set for Sept. 27 at the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles with many of tonight’s performers, as well as Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Gene Simmons, Joan Jett, Nikki Sixx, Pink Warm Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Rage From the Machine’s Brad Wilk, among many others.