1000 Musicians Pay Tribute To Taylor Hawkins With ‘My Hero’ Cover – Watch
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Since the sudden death of Taylor Hawkins, tributes to him has been held in different parts of the world and just recently, 1,000 musicians gathered in Paris at the Stade de France on Saturday, May 21 for the Rockin’ 1000 concert and performed “My Hero” in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer.
The concert featured musicians from 25 countries gathering together to perform classics from The Who, Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine and Guns N’ Roses among others. But the tribute performance of “My Hero” was definitely the highlight of the show.
For the set, Alex Deschamps served as conductor and while many of the performers were not known names, Fever 333’s Aric Improta, Telephone drummer Richard Kolinka, French instrumentalist M and radio host Emilie Mazoyer were among those who participated in the concert.
It’s no surprise that a Foo Fighters’ classic would be included on the setlist since the Rockin’ 1000 started in 2014 and gathered 1000 musicians to learn and perform “Learn to Fly” which was uploaded in 2015 in hopes of getting Dave Grohl to notice, and he did.
The video went viral and even got some of the band members to play with Foo Fighters on their show in Cesena, Italy. The association of Foo Fighters with Rockin’ 1000 has continued since then.
Foo Fighters’ last live performance with Hawkins was at the Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. The late drummer was reportedly found dead on March 25 in his hotel room in Bogota, Columbia, where the band was scheduled to perform at the Festival Estereo Picnic. Watch the latest live tribute for Hawkins below.