There goes his hero. Dave Grohl joined Paul McCartney at Glastonbury Pageant, performing for the primary time because the loss of life of Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins.
The previous Nirvana drummer, 53, took the stage on the U.Ok. pageant on Saturday, June 25, through the Beatles icon’s headlining set. McCartney, 80, instructed the group that Grohl “flew in specifically to do” the gig.
“I swear, I’d by no means miss being proper right here with you, proper now,” the Ohio native replied earlier than the duo performed “I Noticed Her Standing There” and “Band on the Run.” Bruce Springsteen later appeared to sing “I Wanna Be Your Man” and his track “Glory Days.”
Grohl’s duets marked the primary time he’s carried out dwell because the Foo Fighters postponed their tour dates within the wake of Hawkins’ loss of life. The Texas-born musician, who joined the rock group in 1997, handed away at age 50 in March.
“The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” a press release from the band learn on the time. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will dwell on with all of us without end. Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably tough time.”
The songwriter is survived by spouse Alison Hawkins and their three youngsters: Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh. Earlier this month, Taylor’s household broke their silence on the heartbreaking loss.
“My deepest thanks and admiration exit to the worldwide Foo Fighters neighborhood and Taylor’s followers far and large for the outpouring of affection every certainly one of you have got proven our beloved Taylor,” Alison wrote in a prolonged observe shared by way of social media on June 8. “Your kindness has been a useful consolation my household and me throughout this time of unimaginable grief.”
She continued, “As Taylor’s spouse, and on behalf of our kids, I need to share how a lot you meant to him and the way devoted he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ throughout each efficiency. Taylor was honored to be part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream position within the band each minute of his 25 years with them. We thought of each band member and the prolonged Foo Fighters staff our household.”
Alison assured followers that her late husband’s “endearing spirit and deep love of music will dwell on without end” by way of his spectacular catalog. “In celebration of his life, it’s now as much as all of us who cherished him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us,” she concluded. “Thanks all once more to your love and sympathy. Taylor cherished all of you & we love you too.”
Authorities discovered Taylor unresponsive in Bogotá, Colombia. Whereas an investigation remains to be ongoing, a preliminary toxicology check allegedly uncovered the presence of marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids in his system.
Grohl and his bandmates — Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee — haven’t issued particular person statements concerning Taylor’s loss of life. Nonetheless, the group will rejoice his legacy with star-studded tribute concert events in London and Los Angeles this September. Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Joan Jett, Wolfgang Van Halen and extra are set to take part.