Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl might go on a hiatus soon. The band 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.
Dave Grohl could take a whole year off
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. But it seems a few musical collaborations might be on the card throughout the year.
The line-up for the show was previously released. 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. Fans also witnessed how Def Leppard and Cyrus’ performed the former’s “Photograph,” as well as the band’s version of “Rock of Ages” with the Foo’s Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Chris Shiflett, and Weezer drummer Pat Wilson.
One of the most moving moments came when the surviving members of Nirvana, Grohl and Krist Novoselic, teamed up with fellow grunge musicians Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden – who lost their lead singer Chris Cornell five years ago.
Together, they played haunting versions of The Day I Tried to Live and Black Hole Sun, with vocals from Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless. Rush, who are also mourning the loss of their drummer Neil Peart, played Working Man with assistance from Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith and YYZ with Danny Carey of Tool.