Watch Taylor Hawkins’ 16-Year-Old Son Shane Play “My Hero” at the Foo Fighters’ Wembley Tribute Gig (Rewatch Info)

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If you didn’t tune in on Saturday to watch the Foo Fighters honor their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with an all-star tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, you missed … a lot.

The show, which spanned six hours and an array of special guest musicians that was simply incredible to witness, wasn’t without its share of overwhelming emotions, such as band leader Dave Grohl struggling with the introduction to “Times Like These,” the gravity of the moment and harsh reality of playing these songs without his good friend and band mate clearly leaving a mark:

But it was also a night of celebration, and one moment in particular was simply stunning. 16-year-old Shane Hawkins turned up behind the drum kit to honor his father by playing “My Hero” behind Grohl.

For those well-versed in the regular Foo Fighters live experience over the years, Taylor Hawkins mashed the drum kit like Animal from the Muppets, all limbs and legs flailing about as he kept the beat for the band’s massive stadium-ready hooks.

Watching Shane do exactly the same was a surreal thing to see; this is a young man that definitely takes in his father’s footsteps with the gift of music. It was an absolutely incredible moment in a tribute show full of them, and it was preserved online by MTV on its own:

An official Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert website has also been set up for the event. The site currently features a visual representation of the show’s official program, with a detailed look at the list of performers that took part.

There’s also another version of the show coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from the KIA Forum in Los Angeles, featuring many of the same participants — as well as others only taking part in the Foos’ hometown event.

Los Angeles, Kia Forum: Tuesday, Sept. 27

Sebastian Bach, Travis Barker, Geezer Butler, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Josh Freese, Violet Grohl, Shane Hawkins, James Gang, Mark King and Lars Ulrich have been added to a lineup that includes Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic, P!NK, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Jon Theodore, Wolfgang Van Halen, Brad Wilk, Nancy Wilson, Patrick Wilson, and a special appearance by Chevy Metal.

As for how to rewatch the London Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, you’ll have several options coming up soon. Per the Foo Fighters’ official announcements:

On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3rd (click here) and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5th.

From start to finish, this was a breathtakingly beautiful tribute to a larger-than-life rock and roll icon who was loved by all and will be missed by many for years to come.

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