Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson teamed up with three of modern rock’s top drummers Dave Grohl (Nirvana), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Danny Carey (Tool), at last Tuesday night’s (September 27) Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at in Los Angeles to perform three classic Rush tracks. Rush frontman Geddy Lee recently took to his Instagram account and posted a series of pictures from the Tribute Concert. He also shed praise on stars like Dave Grohl, Omar Hakim, Chad Smith and Danny Carey.
His caption read:
“For my bestie Lerxst and I, it was a genuine privilege to be two among the many fine musicians gathered together once again to honour the memory of Taylor Hawkins. Another display of love and talent coming from an incredibly diverse array of performers. On this night in LA at the Forum, after sharing his heartfelt memories of Taylor, the inimitable Jack Black launched into a rousing introduction to our set. Which, over the course of these two shows allowed us the good fortune to play with four absolutely spectacular drummers. “Super” Dave Grohl, Omar Hakim, Chad Smith and Danny Carey…. All I can say is effin wow! Thank you all for sharing your talent and genuine wonderfulness. Rest In Peace Hawk. I know that both you and our own lost brother would have dug the hell out of it.”
Geddy Lee and co. pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins
Foo Fighters celebrated Taylor Hawkins’ memory and music at a special gig in London on Saturday, September 3rd. Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25. He was 50 years old. Foo Fighters performed for a couple of hours at Wembley Stadium for a special tribute show for the late band drummer Taylor Hawkins. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ also took place at LA’s Kia Forum on September 27. It was after the show that Cyrus was seen with Motley Crue.
The line-up was also released recently. It included Motley Crue member Tommy Lee. However, one of the singers also missed the show. It has been also noted how welcoming guests included Def Leppard, Dave Chappelle, and more.
In late March an initial toxicology report found that multiple drugs including opiates, antidepressants and marijuana were found in Hawkins’ system at the time of his death. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins,” a statement from the band read upon Hawkins’ death. This obviously hurt everyone in the band and they wanted to do all they could to respect their fallen brother.
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl might go on a hiatus soon. With the Taylor Hawkins Tribute concerts coming to an end, it turns out there are rumors on the Foo Fighters Reddit that Dave Grohl is likely to take a whole year off for a much-needed rest.