Watch Taylor’s Son Oliver Shane Hawkins Plays Drums on ‘My Hero’

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Oliver Shane Hawkins, the lead singer for the Foo Fighters, performed a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘My Hero’ during the band’s tribute to late rocker Tom Petty. The 23-year-old drummer played drums on the track, which Petty wrote in memory of his father, who died just days before he was set to release the song.

Oliver and his father shared something remarkable: they loved playing drums and also had music in their blood. Many people will know Oliver from the Foo Fighters, but to a select few, he is Oliver Shane Hawkins Jr. — the son of rocker Taylor Hawkins, who played drums for Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Taylor was at Madison Square Garden when his son rose from behind his drum set to take lead vocals during a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘My Hero.’ Petty wrote the song in memory of his father, who died just days before he was set to release it.

Taylor says his dad, a jazz-fusion drummer, had significantly influenced his musical career and taught Taylor how to play drums when he was 13 years old. He added: “He didn’t fully understand rock music. He was in the middle of the music. I’m a rock musician at heart, so I went on to form my bands and have a career. I reject this [rock] label.”

Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear and guitarist Taylor Hawkins both attended the tribute show at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night (10Jan17).

The Foo Fighters are touring in support of their eighth studio album, Concrete, and Gold, which was released in September 2016.

Oliver Shane Hawkins – Son of Taylor Hawkins

Oliver is the son of Taylor Hawkins, who played drums for Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Hawkins was at Madison Square Garden when his son rose from behind his drum set to take lead vocals during a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘My Hero.’

Petty wrote the song in memory of his father, who died just days before he was set to release it. The heart-rending track is the first time Hawkins has ever sung lead on a Foo Fighters song. And he dedicated the performance to his dad.

The performance was part of the band’s benefit concert for the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. It was found by Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love.

Last year (2016), Oliver’s father, Taylor Hawkins, and two Foo Fighters bandmates paid tribute to the late guitar legend. It was a cover of The Beatles classic ‘Come Together’ at a show in Tokyo, Japan.

The 23-year-old drummer played drums on the track, which Petty wrote in memory of his father. He died just days before he was set to release the song.

The Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins will showcase their British Summer Time Hyde Park gig on May 5th. The band will also play a selection of hits and new songs, with a special spotlight on tracks from their latest album, Concrete & Gold. The Foo Fighters will be supported by The Kills, Wolf Alice, and The Lemon Twigs.

The Foos are Touring in Support of Their Eighth Studio Album, Concrete And Gold

The band is currently on their Concrete & Gold world tour. They will play in the UK at London’s Hyde Park this summer on May 5th and 6th, 2017. The Foo Fighters will be playing live at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert in Hyde Park, London, on Sunday, May 5th, 2017, with The Kills, Wolf Alice, The Lemon Twigs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

The Foos are currently on their Concrete & Gold world tour. They will play in the UK at London’s Hyde Park this summer on May 5th and May 6th 2017. The Foo Fighters will be playing live at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert in Hyde Park, London, on Monday, May 6th 2017, with The Kills, Wolf Alice, The Lemon Twigs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Foo Fighters at The Hyde Park Concert

The Foo Fighters will be playing live at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert in Hyde Park, London, on Sunday, May 5th, 2017, with The Kills, Wolf Alice, The Lemon Twigs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

The Foo Fighters will be playing live at the British Summer Time Hyde Park concert in Hyde Park, London. It will take place on Tuesday, May 6th 2017. Along with The Kills, Wolf Alice, The Lemon Twigs, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

The Foos is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994. Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl founded it as a one-person project following the death of Kurt Cobain. And also the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group also got its name from the word “food,” a slang term for a promiscuous woman.

The Foo Fighters’ debut album Foo Fighters (1995) was a commercial and critical success. The group followed up with “The Color and the Shape (1997). Featuring hit singles Everlong, My Hero, and Learn to Fly. The Foo Fighters’ following two studio albums, There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999) and One by One (2001). These were not as successful as the band’s first two albums. However, following the recruitment of Grohl’s longtime friend Nate Mendel as touring guitarist and backing vocalist. The group also experienced a significant expansion in its musical reach. With Mendel writing songs that aligned more closely to Grohl’s vision for the band.

Conclusion:

I believe the Foo Fighters are at the top of their game. And you can bet on seeing them live and in action in 2017.

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