Super Rockgroup Covers Two Black Sabbath In Taylor Hawkins Tribute
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Foo Fighters blazed through two Black Sabbath covers with a makeshift supergroup, which includes Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, during the second tribute show for the late Taylor Hawkins.
Leading the rock group, Dave Grohl said:
“We thought, ‘Why not bring out some of our real fuckin’ rock heroes?'”
He introduced to the crowd:
“I got this guy, he’s a friend of mine, he plays drums sometimes. And I know this dude, kind of, who plays bass sometimes, and this dude who sings. So right now, let’s bring out Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath and Lars Ulrich from Metallica!”
Then Bach shouted, “are you ready to kick some fuckin’ ass?” From there, the supergroup started to perform Black Sabbath’s “Supernaut” and signature hit “Paranoid.” They ended their appearance with a tag of Ronnie James Dio-era Sabbath classic “Heaven and Hell.”
Following the news of Hawkins’ death, Bach made an Instagram post saying, “Thank you, Taylor Hawkins, for your rock ‘n’ roll life of giving us all good times,” while attaching a video of the two of them rocking out to Van Halen’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” at a house party. “Rock ‘n’ roll is precious. Life is short. Good times are rare,” the singer added.
Bach also used to perform several classic rock covers with Hawkins’ Chevy Metal during a 2016 show. Ulrich, on the other hand, was also close with Hawkins. They used to hang out with the late drummer when he and Grohl co-hosted the “Death on the Radio” world premiere of Metallica’s Death Magnetic in 2008. When he knew about Hawkins’ death, Ulrich shared a photo of the two of them on Instagram while writing a caption that reads:
“Thank you, Taylor.
“Thank you for always having the biggest warmest smile on your face and for lighting up every room with your infectious energy and good vibes. … Your phone call a week ago touched and inspired me and I will always be appreciative for you championing our community as in your parting words … ‘Drummers stick together!’ Damn right, brother. Except now the community is lesser without you. Rest in Peace.”