Taylor Hawkins Son Drum Solo Video Goes Viral


A video clip of Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane Hawkins has emerged on social media in which he can be seen performing a drum solo in Cardiff.

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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.

Foo Fighters recently played the first of two sold-out shows at London Stadium last month and they once again invited the son of late drummer Taylor Hawkins on stage to perform.

Introducing the mammoth set with a warning of, “I’m gonna kick your f***ing ass tonight”, Dave Grohl led the rock giants through a three-hour career-spanning performance, loaded with tributes to their relationship to UK and the capital.

Dedicating Taylor Hawkins’ favourite Foos song ‘Aurora’ to his family who were all present, they once again had his son Shane drum with them – as they did at their huge Wembley Stadium performance in 2022.

They promised the fans of “something special” and Grohl invited Shane to play the drums on a spirited rendition of ‘I’ll Stick Around’ from the band’s self-titled 1995 debut album. “Thank you for waiting three hours to come play drums with us,” the frontman then told the 17-year-old.

The evening also saw Grohl ask for one fan to be removed for drunken behaviour, perform a partial acoustic cover of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, play “the first love song he ever wrote” ‘Big Me’ for the first time on this tour, and once again bring his “favourite singer in the world” on stage with his daughter Violet joining him for a duet on ‘Show Me How’.

They also delivered their now standard mash-up of Beastie Boys‘ ‘Sabotage’, The Ramones‘ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ and ‘Whip It’ by Devo along with Nine Inch Nails‘ ‘March of the Pigs’ – the latter two in honour of the bands that new drummer Josh Freese has played with.