Dave Grohl’s 16-year-old daughter Violet kicked off a star-studded tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tonight (Sept. 27) on the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles with a shifting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” backed by guitarist Alain Johannes.
“That is the hometown shit tonight, so that you’ve gotta make it loud for Taylor,” Dave Grohl advised the viewers on the outset. “That dude might make you fuckin’ smile and chuckle and dance and sing. It’s gonna be a protracted fuckin’ night time.”
From there, Joan Jett stormed by means of “Cherry Bomb” and “Dangerous Repute” backed by the surviving Foo Fighters and Travis Barker on drums, preventing again tears as she spoke of her friendship with Hawkins.
Hawkins’ party-hearty cowl band Chevy Steel was up subsequent, bringing out latter-day Sure vocalist Jon Davison for a scorching rendition of that band’s “Proprietor of a Lonely Coronary heart” and Kesha, in a shimmering silver cape and boots, for David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
Tonight’s lineup options most of the identical performers from an enormous Sept. 3 tribute at London’s Wembley Stadium, together with members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Metallica and Led Zeppelin, as nicely new additions reminiscent of Miley Cyrus and Alanis Morissette.
Proceeds from the live performance will profit The Recording Academy’s MusiCares.
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