Tears, applause and the great music of a live that lasted more than five hours with over 60 songs. THE Foo Fightersfounded in Seattle in 1994 by Dave Grohlformer drummer of Nirvanaafter the death of Kurt Cobaincelebrated the first of two tribute concerts for the Fighters drummer on 3 September in London, Taylor Hawkins, who died on March 25 in Bogota. The second is set for September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
At Wembley Stadium there was a veritable parade of stars from the international music world, from Liam Gallagher to Paul McCartney, all came to pay homage to Hawkins, who died in a hotel room in Colombia on March 25, 2022 before a concert with the band. Taylor left behind his wife Allison, married in 2005, and children Oliver, Annabelle And Everleigh. To join the Foo Fighters in 1997 he had left Alanis Morissette.
It starts in a great way, first with a souvenir film about Hawkins, and then with a touched one Dave Grohlwho broke off to cry as he sang the band’s song Times like these. As he cries, the great London stadium explodes into applause. Grohl says: “Tonight we are gathered here to celebrate the life, music and love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother, Taylor Hawkins. For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile, laugh, dance or sing like him. “And he takes the stage. Liam Callagherformer frontman of the Oasis And Beady Eyeto inflame the audience with Rock’n’roll star And Live foreverwith Grohl to the battery.
Both the artists present, it is almost impossible to list them all, great music stands out, rock’n’roll in its highest moments. The notes of Let’s dance And Modern love from David Bowie sing from Josh Homme, Chris Chaney, Omar Hakim And NiIe Rogers. Surprisingly, the son of Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgangwho has always refused to play the covers of his father, who makes everyone dance with On fire And Hot for teacher. One of the highlights when they take the stage Brian May And Roger Taylor of the Queen and intone We will rock you, I’m in love with my car And Under pressure with Justin Hawkins of the darkness. A May and Taylor is added Sam Ryderwho represented England at Eurovision Song Contes 2022 for Somebody to Love.
Then comes one of the most exciting moments: the daughter of rises to sing Grohl, Violetwhich enchants the audience with Last goodbye And Grace. A historical event arrives on stage: the reunion of Them Crooked Vultures. First live performance with Josh Homme, John Paul Jones of the Led Zeppelin, Dave Grohl And Alain Johannes: the covers of Goodbye yellow brick road from Elton Johnthen theirs Gunman and then Long slow goodbye of the Queen.
Stewart Copelandone of the favorite drummers of Taylorannounces Grohljoins the Foo Fighters for Next to you of the Police. Wembley Stadium ovation for sir Paul McCartney that with Chrissie Hynde of the The Pretenders sings Oh! Darling of the Beatles. And then the son at the end Taylor Hawkins, Shane performs on drums in the song My hero. Conclusion with Dave Grohl who plays solo in acoustic Everlong. Long applause and an appointment for everyone on the 27th in Los Angeles.
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