The All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert lasted more than five hours on Saturday (September 3), concluding the night with emotional, thrilling Foo Fighters set up at London's Wembley Stadium.
The show was a special tribute to the late Dholakia, with an impressive number of special guests throughout the evening. The key moment of Foo Fighters involved several bands.
V Grohl told the crowd that they would see the "revolving door of drummers" honoring Hawkins on stage with them and noted (to cheer around), "When it comes to Taylor Hawkins, you have to celebrate drummers, right?"
Josh Freeze joined the group "Times Like This" and "All My Life," while Travis Barker — whom Grohl recalled — was in a band, but also Taylor's "f-ing trash man."
Next was someone who Grohl described as "one of the biggest-drummers he's ever met in his entire life" and "the biggest rock star on the bill": young drummer Nandi Buschel, who joined
Rufus Taylor took drums for "This Days" and "Best of You". "We've known him since he was a little kid because his father's band [Queen] belongs to Taylor," Grohl said.
Before Foo Fighters continue with their best set, Grohl – teasingly, "We got another little surprise for you" – let some other superstars take the spotlight: Paul McCartney and Chrissy Heinde
Omar Hakim had assisted McCartney on drums, and he remained on stage as the Foo Fighters launched back into their own hits. Of the "Aurora," Grohl said, "I think this next song was Taylor's favorite Foo Fighters song. "
Then came a poignant highlight of the night. "Let me tell you," Grohl said, introducing a very special drummer to the crowd. "I don't think I've ever seen anyone play drums like this person