Taylor Hawkins’ Widow Asks Queen’s Brian Might to Play Marriage ceremony Track

Taylor Hawkins’ Widow Asks Queen’s Brian Might to Play Marriage ceremony Track

Paying tribute to a legend. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters took the stage in California to honor the band’s late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, with family and friends – together with Queen’s Brian Might.

Might, 75, was certainly one of many stars who contributed to The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance on Tuesday, September 27. Whereas the rocker didn’t initially plan to sing the band’s hit “Love of My Life,” particular circumstances sparked a change of plans.

“I wasn’t going to sing this track tonight as a result of all of us determined this was a celebration, and this was a time to have fun, proper? Then one thing occurred,” the England native defined. “I sang this track in Wembley [at the U.K. tribute for Hawkins] once we did this a pair weeks in the past and it’s a track written by a younger man known as Freddie Mercury. And I wasn’t going to do it, however then I received a message from Alison Hawkins. And she or he mentioned, ‘Brian, I would like you to do that track. I would like everyone to do that track for me. I would like you to do it for me and Taylor as a result of it was our track. It was performed at our marriage ceremony. It was our marriage ceremony album.’”

Might added that Alison, who tied the knot with Taylor in 2005, requested that the guitarist “get everyone to sing it as my present to the love of my life,” earlier than asking the group: “We could do it? Everyone must do it with me although, OK? For those who don’t know the phrases you’ll be able to hum, alright?”

Following the emotional efficiency, Alison took the stage along with her two daughters — Annabelle, 13, and Everleigh, 8 — to blow a kiss of appreciation to the viewers.

“Love of My Life” was certainly one of 50 songs to be performed on the six-hour-long live performance, with bandmate Grohl, 53, taking the stage to open the present, which befell at Los Angeles’ Kia Discussion board stadium.

“That is the hometown, s—t, so that you gotta make it loud and switch it up,” the singer mentioned, including that Taylor had a capability to “make you f—king smile and dance and snigger and sing.”

“What we actually needed to do was to pay tribute to Taylor in a means that you might type of spend a while in his musical thoughts,” he instructed the viewers. “Which could possibly be a fairly terrifying place, really.”

Taylor Hawkins’ Widow Asks Queen’s Brian Might to Play Marriage ceremony Track
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Along with the Foo Fighters and Might, Joan Jett and Blink-182’s Travis Barker carried out “Cherry Bomb” and “Unhealthy Status,” whereas Miley Cyrus sang a rendition of “{Photograph}” with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot. Pink additionally made an look with Queen’s Roger Taylor and Might, serving as frontwoman for “Any person to Love.”

Alanis Morissette, who the California native performed with earlier than teaming up with Grohl within the Nineteen Nineties, additionally shocked followers with a heartfelt rendition of “You Oughta Know.”

Hawkins died in March at age 50. Previous to his passing, the rocker had complained about chest pains in his resort room in Bogotá, Colombia.

Tuesday’s Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live performance was the second present devoted to the late musician. The primary was held September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium. Tickets and merchandise gross sales benefited Music Help and MusiCares, two organizations chosen by Hawkins’ household. Each exhibits can be found to observe on Paramount+ of their entirety.

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