LOS ANGELES – Foo Warriors pioneer Dave Grohl said Tuesday’s personal recognition show for late drummer Taylor Hawkins highlighted “a rotating entryway of rock legends.”
The eardrum-beating, almost six-hour spectacle at the Kia Discussion satisfied the charging.
Miley Cyrus joined Def Leppard; Pink performed with Sovereign and Heart’s Nancy Wilson; Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx sang as a shirtless Tommy Lee brutally thump the drums. Joan Jett; Kesha; Alanis Morissette; Travis Barker; Joe Walsh and the rejoined James Posse; Soundgarden, The Police’s Stewart Copeland; and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich all made that big appearance to offer melodic appreciation to Hawkins.
Jack Dark, wearing Hawkins-style board shorts, excitedly presented a rejoined Rush, and Dave Chappelle shocked the crowd to sing “Creep.”
“Taylor was companions with each (exclamation) performer on the planet,” Grohl said from the stage. “To make sure you know there resembles 15 drummers in the house this evening. Taylor was companions with them all.”
Grohl referred to his as “sibling” and bandmate “a musicologist. He find out about music than anybody I know.”
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Hawkins, 50, was found dead Walk 25 in a Bogotá, Colombia, lodging, hours before Foo Contenders was booked to act in show. A toxicology report demonstrated the presence of 10 substances in his body, including benzodiazepines and narcotics.
The primary accolade show occurred Sept. 3 at London’s Wembley Arena, including rockers Liam Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde, Barker and Paul McCartney. The Los Angeles show fund-raised for Musicares and Music Backing noble cause and filled in as a goodbye party for Hawkins’ taken on old neighborhood.
“I need to say, this show contrasted with the London show, this (exclamation) rocks harder,” Grohl told the group.
Grohl’s 16-year-old girl, Violet, started the show off with a mixing interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Thank heaven,” joined by Alain Johannes on electric guitar. Jett followed with rockin’ variants of “Cherry Bomb” and “Terrible Standing,” with the Foo Warriors sponsorship and Barker on drums.
Kesha performed David Bowie’s “Legends” in a shimmering silver cape and said she had a phase closet breakdown with her top during the presentation.
“Not to downplay what is happening,” Kesha said, “yet Taylor would have cherished that.”
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Cyrus made a unintroduced entrance, however stood apart with her larger than usual shades and peroxide light hair, matching Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott as they played out a strong form of “Photo.” As the melody shut, Cyrus said, “I love you, Taylor Hawkins,” prior to leaving the stage.
Morissette, who gave Hawkins his most memorable genuine stone gig, sneaked the stage performing “You Oughta Know.” The vocalist didn’t consider Hawkins, however imparted a long embrace to Grohl prior to leaving.
Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil from Soundgarden and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic played out “The Day I Attempted to Live” and “Dark Opening Sun,” with lead vocals coming from Pretty Foolish artist Taylor Momsen (previous star of television’s “Tattle Young lady”).
Pink joined Sovereign’s Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor to front “Someone to Cherish,” the hymn that Hawkins used to act in Foo Contenders’ shows. May shut his set playing out an independent acoustic rendition of the Freddie Mercury melody “Love of My Life” on a stool.
“I won’t play this evening,” May said, adding that Hawkins’ significant other, Alison, had actually mentioned the tune, which was unique to the couple.
After May completed the tune, Alison Hawkins strolled in front of an audience with the couples’ three youngsters, Shane, Annabelle and Everleigh, and waved to the cheering group.
Drummer Shane, 16, joined the Foo Warriors in front of an audience to play out “My Legend” and “I’ll Stay close by.” Grohl finished the show with “Everlong,” with Chad Smith on drums.