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Taylor Hawkins' 16-year-old son plays drums in iconic performance during tribute show

Taylor Hawkins' 16-year-old son plays drums in iconic performance during tribute show

The show, which also featured appearances from the likes of Brian May and Liam Gallagher, took place at Wembley Stadium over the weekend.

At the tribute concert to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, an emotional performance from his son Shane stole the show.

The 16-year-old played the drums, just as his father did thousands of times over the years, to the bands' hit song 'My Hero', a moment which produced one of the biggest cheers of the night from the Wembley crowd.

Hawkins passed away on 25 March this year in Colombia, aged 50, and his death sent shockwaves around the world.

Induced into the rock and rock hall of fame last year, and dubbed the 'Best Rock Drummer' in 2005 by British drumming magazine Rhythm, Hawkins has since been heralded as one of the finest percussionists of his era.

In honour of the rockstar, Hawkins' band Foo Fighters, led by front man Dave Grohl, organised a concert at Wembley Stadium that would pay tribute to their band mate.

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Taking place on Saturday (3 September) the likes of Liam Gallagher, Brian May and Sir Paul McCartney all took to the stage, but no set was quite as evocative as Foo Fighters' final act.

Alongside Shane, several drummers took their turn to deputise on the drums in the absence of the legendary musician, including Travis Barker of Blink 182, Roger Taylor's son Rufus, and Nandi Bushell, who previously went viral on TikTok after challenging Dave Grohl to a drum-off.

Grohl introduced her as 'one of the most badass drummers I've ever met in my life'.

Violet Grohl, the daughter of the former Nirvana drummer also came out on stage to sing Jeff Buckley's 'Grace' and Amy Winehouse's version of 'Valerie'.

As for Shane, the youngster only played one song before departing the stage, but the bravery he showed on what will have been an incredibly emotionally-charged night will surely live long in the memory of those in attendance.

Shane Hawkins on the drums at Wembley Stadium last night.

Across the night, video tributes poured in from the likes of Elton John, Billie Eilish and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who told the story of how Hawkins would visit his local music shop and buy instruments for aspiring drummers.

Eilish said in her tribute: "Taylor's music and his passion will be remembered for ever and ever and so should his warmth and kindness with every person who was ever lucky enough to meet him."

Just before playing 'Everlong', the final song of the night, Grohl told the crowd: "We hope that you guys felt the love from all of us and all of the performers.

"Because we felt it from you, for Taylor tonight."

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Topics: Entertainment, Foo Fighters, Music