Taylor Hawkins fans reduced to tears as son, 16, performs My Hero at tribute concert

Taylor Hawkins’ son, Oliver Shane Hawkins, has performed Foo Fighters song My Hero on stage at Wembley Stadium in memory of his late father.

The talented musician tragically passed away in March this year at the age of 50 in Bogota, Colombia, where the band were set to play at a festival.

Nearly six months later, Taylor's son was welcomed to the stage by Dave Grohl as he took to the drums to perform with his father’s bandmates at the tribute concert in London on Saturday 3 September.

While introducing him to the crowd, Dave said: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have one more drummer that’s going to come up and play with us.

“And let me tell you I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone hit the drums as hard as this person, but beyond that, he’s a member of our family.

“And he needs to be here tonight with all of us, and I think it makes sense that he’s going to come up and play with us tonight."

He added: “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Mr Shane Hawkins on the drums.”

Fans immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the concert, with many left bawling their eyes out at seeing Taylor's son on stage.

"Crying my eyes out watching Shane Hawkins drum at his dad's tribute [crying emoji] amazing performance and I'm sure a star was shining bright last night," one person wrote followed by a star emoji.

Another shared: "Taylors son shane absolutely killed it playing for the tribute tonight, I really think the band should take a 2 year break, let him finish School and join the band. Would be the most fitting thing."

While a third added: "Imagine the weight on this kid’s shoulders and on his heart as he misses his dad. Love seeing all the support from the band as they grieve Taylor. You’re incredible, Shane! — Keep being you".

Prior to the performance, Dave himself grew teary eyed as he delivered a heartfelt speech about his late pal and bandmate.

Before introducing his daughter, Violet Grohl, and British musician Mark Ronson, Grohl said: “When we first started talking about putting something together for Taylor, we sat down and we said even if it’s his closest friends, that’s like 100 f****** musicians.

“Because Taylor loved to jam and record with anybody and everybody. He loved to play music every day. And there aren’t too many people that he’s never jammed with.

“So this collection of friends and family and musicians, this is all brought together by him and we’re all connected here today by that one guy."

“Bringing musicians that have never met, musicians that have never played together, all in one place, at one time, with all of you beautiful people to make f****** noise for Taylor Hawkins," he added.


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