On September 27th, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was commemorated at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California, when some of rock and metal music’s biggest names took the stage to play two covers of Black Sabbath songs, “Paranoid” and “Supernaut. The composition of the musicians was as follows: Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, and Dave Grohl, well as the Foo Fighters themselves. A video that was filmed at the concert can be seen below.
The Los Angeles concert was the second Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, following a six-hour concert in London on September 3. Musicians performing at the Los Angeles show included Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wolfgang Van Halen and many others.
The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit charities chosen by Hawkins’ family.
Recall, Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. He died on March 25 this year while the band was on tour in South America. The cause of death was initially concealed from reporters. The next day, medical officials issued a press release saying that Hawkins’ urine test at the time of his death showed a mixture of opioids, benzodiazepines, antidepressants and tetrahydrocannabinols. He was 50 years old. Hawkins is survived by his wife, whom he married in 2005, and three children.