Dave Chappelle, Pink, Queen join Foo Fighters at star-studded Taylor Hawkins tribute gig


The surviving members of Foo Fighters were joined by a star-studded array of performers for a special tribute concert honoring the late Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins, who was the band’s drummer since 1997, died in March due to a cardiovascular collapse at the age of 50 in a Colombian hotel where multiple drugs were found.

His death sent shockwaves across the globe as his heartbroken bandmates continue to pay their respects to the late father-of-three.

Among the performers at Kia Forum in Los Angeles on Tuesday was vocal sensation Pink, who joined surviving members of Queen for a rendition of “Somebody To Love.”

The “What About Us” hitmaker also performed Foo Fighters’ hit “The Pretender” before duetting with Heart’s Nancy Wilson on “Barracuda.”

After a breathtaking performance, the singer rushed to her Instagram Story, writing, “Hate why we were there – but I love that we were all together.”

Grohl’s teen daughter Violet Grohl also took the stage, performing Leonard Cohen’s hit “Hallelujah” with guitarist Alain Johannes.

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Hawkins died in March due to a cardiovascular collapse at the age of 50.
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“Welcome to the Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins tribute concert,” the teen’s famous dad told the crowd. “This is the hometown s–t, so you gotta make it loud for Taylor.”

Other notable appearances included comedian Dave Chappelle, who covered Radiohead’s track “Creep” with Foo Fighters.

After the performance, Dave Grohl told the crowd, “Didn’t see that one coming, did you?”

Grohl pictured on stage with the late Taylor Hawkins in February this year.
Grohl pictured on stage with the late Taylor Hawkins in February this year.
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Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Mötley Crüe, and Chevy Metal were also among the performers.

Chevy Metal — Hawkins’ heavy metal band — was introduced on stage by his 16-year-old son Oliver Shane Hawkins.

“I’m really nervous,” Oliver Shane told the crowd, before calling Chevy Metal “one of the best f–ing cover bands I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chappelle covered Radiohead’s “Creep” with the Foo Fighters.

Kesha performed David Bowie’s hit “Heroes,” while Cyrus sang “Photograph” with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott.

The concert came just weeks after the first tribute gig took place in London, where Hawkins’ son Oliver Shane performed “My Hero” onstage.

Hawkins left behind his wife Alison Hawkins and three children — Oliver Shane, Annabelle Hawkins, 13, and 8-year-old Everleigh Hawkins.