Taylor Hawkins Son Joins Royal Blood In Video


Late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane Hawkins sat behind the drums, playing with Royal Blood at the O2 academy in Brixton. A video clip on X has also emerged from the show.

Shane Hawkins’ performance with Royal Blood

In the past, Shane Hawkins gained massive recognition in the music industry when he performed on drums with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium in London during the first of two Hawkins tribute concerts. He delivered an emotional rendition of “My Hero” that moved even casual fans to tears. The video of his performance has been viewed tens of millions of times.

Meanwhile, it has come to light that Rock duo Royal Blood celebrated the tenth anniversary of their 2014 debut self-titled album with a packed-out date at Brixton Academy. They got a breakthrough with a project replete with thunderous drums and slick guitar riffs and they proved the enduring commercial appeal of a stripped-back yet heavy-hitting sound.

Royal Blood also spoke to NME about the 10th anniversary of their debut album ahead of the upcoming deluxe edition.

Bassist and singer Mike Kerr said, “It’s been good looking back. We’ve been prepping for these anniversary shows coming up but to be honest, there are only two or three songs off the debut record that we don’t play live pretty regularly. It really is still an album that we live and breathe every day. I think we’re just stoked that we still get to do this every day. That’s been the biggest take we’ve got from reminiscing about a decade ago.”

He went on, “I think the album feels very similar to how it did back then. But it’s everything around it that’s changed very dramatically. I think going from the age of 22 and moving a decade on, that’s a transformative time in any human being’s life anyway! Let alone to be in this band and to have been on the road since the beginning. It’s weird seeing how so much has changed, but when it comes to the music, nothing has.”

The upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition is set to release on 16 August and it will include a wealth of bonus material. The package features four B-sides from the era, including fan favorites One Trick Pony and Hole, plus the previously unreleased Sleeptalker and producer Tom Dalgety’s original mix of Ten Tonne Skeleton. It is completed by five live recordings from 2015, including three songs from their first main stage set at the Reading Festival.

After playing in London, they will be heading to Berlin on July 10, Barcelona on July 15 and Madrid on July 16.