Brian May & Roger Taylor Perform At Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert
The first of two tribute concerts for the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins last Saturday at the Wembley Stadium was graced by various artists who have come together to celebrate his life and legacy throughout the years.
Featured in the lineup were Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, who performed second to the last on this momentous event. Their set opened with footages encapsulating Hawkins’ love and fondness for Queen, and how he looks up to drummer Roger Taylor, then following into the actual performance of “We Will Rock You” sung by Struts vocalist, Luke Spiller.
Taylor is seen rocking a shirt with Hawkins’ bird logo, switching places with his son Rufus, who was also a drummer for English rock band The Darkness. Rufus then took over drum duties as his dad led the singing for “I’m in Love With My Car” together with Brian May and the rest of the Foo Fighters. The band performed “Under Pressure” next together with Justin Hawkins, who was also Rufus’ bandmate.
Dave Grohl then introduced to the crowd Sam Ryder, the UK representative as the Eurovision Song Contest, who performed “Somebody to Love.” Their last song on their setlist was “Love of My Life,” with May thanking the audience and inviting them to sing along with them as he explained that the song served as a goodbye to Freddie Mercury 30 years ago when it was sang together by the audience, and would serve the same purpose in memory of Taylor Hawkins.