Taylor Hawkins’ son, Shane Hawkins, honored his late dad over the Fourth of July weekend by drumming Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” at a Laguna Beach block party.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. The Foos were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band canceling the rest of their South American tour. Recently, a video clip surfaced on the internet which saw Red Hot Chili Peppers paying subtle tribute to Hawkins.
Shane Hawkins honors his late father
Shane Hawkins joined local band the Alive during a show on Monday atop a neighborhood roof to play the track, as evidenced by a TikTok posted on July 7. “When Taylor Hawkins’ son gets on the drums and dedicates the song ‘My Hero’ to his dad,” the video’s caption reads. “The hawk would’ve been proud.”
The Alive also posted on Instagram to commemorate the moment, writing: “Thanks to the Laguna Beach community, police (for not shutting us down) , @spliffriff_ and the @marcusskenderian family. Special thanks to @shane_hawkins_22 for sitting in.”
The teenaged band, who are friends with Shane Hawkins, had previously opened up for Chevy Metal, Taylor Hawkins’ cover band, and for Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza Chile just one week before the drummer’s death. Since Taylor Hawkins grew up in Laguna Beach and frequently visited, many people in the audience were close friends and acquaintances, making for a powerful and emotional performance.
The cause of Hawkins’ death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Highly respected Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.