Dave Grohl emotionally broke down mid-song as he carried out at The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert off at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, the place crowds of followers and musicians gathered to recollect the late drummer.
Taylor died all of the sudden in March of this year in his resort room in Colombia, at the age of fifty, whereas The Foo Fighters have been on the South American leg of their current world tour.
In his reminiscence, frontman Dave, 53, fronted the fundraiser and was joined on-stage by a string of stars together with Paul McCartney and Queen – and even Taylor’s teenage son Oliver Shane.
Heartbreak: Dave Grohl emotionally broke down mid-song as he carried out at The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert off at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening
But at one level throughout the star-studded present, Dave grew to become overwhelmed with emotional as he joined his bandmates in belting out The Foo Fighters hit tracks.
The American singer broke down in floods of tears mid-song throughout Times Like These, earlier than bravely gathering himself collectively and persevering with with the set.
As he sang the lyric, ‘Do I keep or runaway and go away all of it behind?’, his vocals cracked as he grew to become very tearful throughout the poignant second.
Earlier in the present, Dave had taken to the stage to thunderous applause with the remainder of the band, and took over the drums that his late bandmate as soon as helmed, as Liam Gallagher opened the present.
Tragic: Taylor died all of the sudden in March of this year in his resort room in Columbia, at the age of fifty, whereas The Foo Fighters have been on the South American leg of their current world tour (pictured in August 2008)
Tribute: In his reminiscence, frontman Dave, 53, fronted the fundraiser and was joined on-stage by a string of stars together with Paul McCartney and Queen – and Taylor’s teenage son Oliver Shane
Several musicians took Taylor’s place as the drummer for the live performance, together with Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet, 12-year-old Nandi Bushell and Taylor’s personal son, Oliver Shane, 16, who carried out My Hero.
Travis Barker additionally sat in the drummer’s seat to open the present, placing on an unimaginable efficiency of The Pretender and Monkey Wrench, ending with a drum solo. The Darkness’ Rufus Tiger Taylor and Omar Hakim additionally took to the drums.
Addressing the crowd throughout the present, Dave stated no-one might make you snigger, dance, or sing like Taylor might as he paid tribute to his late pal.
He added: ‘We’ve gathered to carry you a big f**king evening for a big f**king individual. So sing and snigger and dance and f**king scream and f**king make some noise so he can hear us proper now!
‘Cos what, it is going to be a protracted f**king evening!’
Dedication: Frontman David Grohl took to the stage to thunderous applause with the remainder of the band, and took over the drums that his late bandmate as soon as helmed, as Liam Gallagher opened the present (pictured February 2022)
Dave additionally gushed over the quantity of help for the fundraiser, as he stated that even when it was simply Taylor’s shut buddies there, it nonetheless would have been at least 100 musicians present up.
Before introducing his daughter Violet and Mark Ronson to the stage, he stated: ‘When we first began speaking about placing one thing collectively for Taylor, we sat down and we stated even when it is his closest buddies, that is like 100 f***ing musicians.
‘So this assortment of family and friends and musicians, that is all introduced collectively by him and we’re all linked right here right now by that one man.
‘Bringing musicians which have by no means met, musicians which have by no means performed collectively, multi function place, at one time, with all of you lovely individuals to make f***ing noise for Taylor Hawkins.’
An entire host of stars took half in the six-hour live performance, from Nirvana to Metallica, Queen, Led Zeppelin, RUSH, AC/DC, Paul McCartney and The Police.
Friend: Addressing the crowd, Dave stated no-one might make you snigger, dance, or sing like Taylor might (pictured performing in February 2022)
Dave Chappelle even made an look at the gig to reminisce over internet hosting Saturday Night Live with the Foos as a musical visitor in November 2020.
Jason Sudeikis additionally dropped by to introduce Taylor’s different two bands – Chevy Metal and Coattail Riders.
And Elton John spoke by way of pre-recorded message, saying: ‘I wish to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins as a result of he was a terrific musician. But greater than that he was a terrific father and a terrific husband and a terrific man to hang around with.’
He added: ‘He performed on my final album which I used to be so thrilled about and honoured. So, tonight is about remembering him, honouring him, and do not ever overlook him.’
Star-studded: An entire host of stars took half in the six-hour live performance, from Nirvana to Metallica, Queen, Led Zeppelin, RUSH, AC/DC, Paul McCartney and The Police (Dave and Paul pictured at Glastobury 2022)
Performer: Kesha was additionally in attendance as she carried out a rendition of Children of the Revolution, sharing some behind the scenes snaps to Instagram
Liam Gallagher opened the present with Oasis’ Rock and Roll Star, whereas Kesha additionally carried out a rendition of Children of the Revolution.
And taking to Instagram, Kesha shared a carousel of snaps from the night – together with one with Taylor’s son Oliver, as the teen adopted in his dad’s musical footsteps.
The TiK ToK singer additionally shared photos with frontman Dave backstage to her 3.2M followers, captioning: ‘Just a bunch of dorks enjoying Wembley’.
Pals: The TiK ToK singer smiled for a selfie with frontman Dave as she ready to tackle Wembley
Sweet: She additionally wrapped an arm round Taylor’s son Oliver – who later took to the drums on stage
The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins adopted to sing a few of Taylor Hawkins’ songs, earlier than Sir Paul McCartney carried out The Beatles’ Oh! Darling as a duet with The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde.
Blink-182’s Travis Barker was additionally in attendance as he joined the band on stage to play the drums throughout their hits The Pretender and Monkey Wrench.
He attended with spouse Kourtney Kardashian, as the pair donned matching leather-based jackets whereas paying tribute to the late rocker.
While Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and The Pretenders’ Martin Chambers have been additionally on the drummer checklist
The live performance is the first of two deliberate tribute nights, with the different gig set to be in Los Angeles later this month.
Daring: Kesha donned a leather-based chained cover-up over a black bodysuit for the look
Drummer: Blink-182’s Travis Barker was additionally in attendance as he joined the band on stage to play the drums throughout their hits The Pretender and Monkey Wrench – with spouse Kourtney Kardashian attending with him
Closing out the present, Dave stated: ‘I hope that you simply guys felt all the love from all of us and all of the performers as a result of we felt it from you for Taylor tonight, so thanks all people.’
He added: ‘I’d prefer to thank the Hawkins household for being right here with us tonight’.
He introduced out the musicians on stage for a ultimate bow and signed off: ‘Let’s hear it another time for Taylor f***ing Hawkins!’
It comes as the frontman additionally revealed that the funeral could be a ‘celebration’, confiding in The Struts’ Luke Spiller – who was shut buddies with Taylor.
Luke defined to The Sun: ‘This week we have been all at 606 in London, and I took Dave to 1 facet and stated: ‘Thank you a lot for contemplating me to be concerned. I’m so glad I can contribute not directly.’
‘He instructed me: ‘Just keep in mind, this is not some f-ing funeral. This is a celebration, and we’re doing it at Wembley as a result of Taylor deserves Wembley. Taylor deserves nothing however the greatest for his ship off.’ And it is proper. I want we did not should do it. But it is going to be a second and a day individuals will always remember,’ continued the musician.
In reminiscence: An entire host of stars took half in the six-hour live performance, from Nirvana to Metallica, Queen, Led Zeppelin, RUSH, AC/DC and The Police