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Taylor Hawkins’ son pays tribute to him with ‘My Hero’ performance

Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane honored his late father with a special presentation. Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the 16-year-old joined the local band, The Alive, and played drums during a performance of Foo Fighter’s hit song, “My Hero”.

In a TikTok video posted by user Lagtownsfinest on July 7, the 16-year-old joins the band during a block party in Laguna Beach. “When Taylor Hawkins son gets on drums and dedicates the song “My Hero” to his father,” read the caption on the video.

The camera then zooms in on Kishore, who sits behind a gray drum set and pulls out the song’s iconic intro, which was made popular by his father’s early drum solos. The video ends when a member of The Alive begins to sing the tune.

The Alive also gave the young drummer a shout out on their Instagram. “July 4th thanks to the Laguna Beach community, the police (for not shutting us down), @spliffiff_ and the @marcusskenderian family. Special thanks to @shane_hawkins_22 for sitting in,” read the caption next to the video.

per varietyThe Alive previously opened for Taylor’s cover bands, Chevy Metal and the Foo Fighters during Lollapalooza, a week before the drummer’s death.

Taylor died at the age of 50 on March 26 at a hotel in Bogota, Colombia, while the Foo Fighters were on tour. In June, Foo Fighters announced a series of tribute shows to be held in Taylor’s honor, along with the Hawkins family.

Dave Grohl, Nate Mandel, Chris Shiflet, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffy will take the stage in September for two Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. The first show will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and the second will take place on September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

The show will unite “many” artists, whom Hawkins idolized with “the memory of the Hawkins family and of course Taylor and his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of his legacy as a global rock icon,” a press release for the concerts said. explained in the release. “His bandmates and their inspirations play songs he fell in love with, and brought to life.”

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