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A hero to all.
During a tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins in London Saturday night, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl invited the late drummer’s 16-year-old son, Oliver Shane Hawkins, to play drums as the band performed “My Hero.”
“We have one more drummer that’s going to come up and play with us tonight. Let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone hit the drums as hard as this person,” Grohl, 53, began.
“But beyond that, he’s a member of our family … I think it makes sense that he’s going to come up and play with us tonight,” he continued, before introducing “Mr. Shane Hawkins” to uproarious cheers from the crowd at Wembley Stadium, which reportedly sold out all of its 12,500 seats for the evening.
The talented teen then took his place in front of the drums before launching into the famous 1998 hit, considered by many to be among the best of the more than 150 tracks released by the indie-grunge band since 1995.
At the same time, photos of Shane and his dad appeared on a giant screen behind the band during their emotional performance.
Shane Hawkins took the stage to perform “My Hero” on the drums with his late dad’s band.
Hawkins has followed in his dad’s footsteps as a drummer.
Grohl called the late drummer’s son “family.”
Hawkins also appeared to be fighting back strong emotions during the performance.
Photos of Hawkins with his dad appeared on a screen behind the stage during the performance.
Dave Grohl fought back tears at another point in the evening.
The sold-out show filled all 12,500 seats at London’s Wembley Stadium.
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