The late Taylor Hawkins fronted the Foo Fighters for an emotional 'Somebody To Love' in Geelong a few weeks ago featuring a handy Dave Grohl on drums.
Becoming the first international act to play a full-capacity stadium show since the pandemic was called in March 2020, the global rock giants Foo Fighters impromptu performance in Geelong was an incredibly significant event for so many. Now it means so much to the 30,000 adoring fans in attendance, being Taylor Hawkins’ last appearance on stage on Aussie shores after his terribly saddening passing over the weekend.
Dave Grohl and the band announced the tragic news of Hawkins’ death on 25th March 2022, writing: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
A huge Queen fan, Hawkins, here in Geelong, took the lead and did his best Freddie Mercury singing ‘Somebody to Love’.
Do yourself a favour, stay for the whole 10 minutes, bask in the brilliance that is the Foo Fighters, and of course, Taylor Hawkins.
Rest in peace Taylor Hawkins.
Video and image courtesy of Chris Roberts on YouTube.