“That is the hometown shit, so that you’ve acquired to make it loud,“ Dave Grohl declared as he took the stage within the early moments of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance in Los Angeles. The viewers, unsurprisingly, obliged.
The Foo Fighters frontman was addressing a packed crowd Tuesday night time on the Discussion board, as greater than 17,000 individuals got here out to have a good time the departed drummer. “What we actually wished to do was to pay tribute to Taylor in a manner that you possibly can type of spend a while in his musical thoughts,” Grohl continued, earlier than laughing and including, “which could be a fairly terrifying place, truly.”
“What we’ve achieved is we’ve introduced an excellent fuckin’ crazier forged of characters so that you can tonight, to play music that Taylor beloved, by the folks that Taylor beloved, and the folks that beloved Taylor,” Grohl defined, earlier than concluding his intro with one additional announcement: “It’s gonna be a protracted fuckin’ night time!”
So started a tremendous night of music, with a cavalcade of stars taking the stage to honor Hawkins. Throughout six hours, rock legends, pop stars, comedians and up-and-coming acts all joined forces in celebration of the drummer’s life and profession.
The night time was electrical. Even in Los Angeles – a city so saturated in celeb tradition that audiences infamously seem desensitized to marquee occasions – there was a tangible sense that what everybody was witnessing was a once-in-a-lifetime assortment of expertise.
From Joan Jett to Queen, Rush to Pink, James Gang to Nancy Wilson, and lots of extra, we’ve collected among the night’s strongest pictures within the gallery under.
Taylor Hawkins Los Angeles Tribute Present Photographs
Rock’s greatest stars pay tribute to the fallen Foo Fighters drummer.