You’d be hard-pressed to give you a greater tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins than with a canopy of “My Hero.” Over the 4th of July vacation weekend, Shane Hawkins — son of the longtime Foo Fighters drummer — took a seat behind the equipment at a Laguna Seashore block occasion to carry out the Foos’ 1997 hit.
In a heartwarming clip posted to TikTok, you possibly can spot teenaged Shane on high of a neighborhood roof, sitting in with the native Laguna band The Alive. “When Taylor Hawkins’ son will get on the drums and dedicates the music ‘My Hero’ to his dad,” reads the caption. “The hawk would’ve been proud.” Even apart from his exact drumming abilities, Shane clearly takes after his father, beaming with the identical kind of infectious vitality that made Taylor so lovable — and, because the caption of a follow-up clip reads, there was “not a dry eye in the home.”
The Alive have shut ties to the Hawkins household; As Selection factors out, they’ve opened for Taylor’s cowl band Chevy Steel, in addition to for Foo Fighters in Chile only a week earlier than Taylor’s premature passing. And for the reason that elder Hawkins grew up in Laguna Seashore, the situation of Shane’s tribute made it all of the extra highly effective. Watch clips of Shane performing “My Hero” under.
Again in March, Taylor was discovered lifeless in his resort room in Bogotá, Colombia, simply hours earlier than the band’s scheduled headlining efficiency at Pageant Estéreo. He was 50 years previous. His son is only one of many who’ve devoted songs, written considerate phrases, and even gotten tattoos in his reminiscence, together with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, Rush, Liam Gallagher, Travis Barker, Miley Cyrus, and Alanis Morissette. With the blessing of the Hawkins household, the remaining Foo Fighters may even carry out a handful of tribute live shows that includes particular company.
Replying to @evanamaral320 Not a dry eye within the crowd, such a touching tribute to his dad 🥲
Replying to @heathgregory0 Shane Hawkins performing “My Hero” on the drums at our block occasion on the 4th devoted to his dad Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins 🥁