All the highlights from the LA Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

Following on from the touching tribute at Wembley Stadium, an equally star-studded night comes to California’s Kia Forum

Earlier this month, a huge tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins took over Wembley Stadium. The star-studded event looked to be as big as it gets, but this weeks’ follow-up show at Kia Forum went even bigger. The nearly six-hour extravaganza featured a mammoth set-list of 53 songs, a roster of huge names, and stirring performances from Hawkins’ nearest and dearest.

Dave Grohl’s sixteen-year-old daughter Violet opened the show with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

Violet Grohl - Hallelujah (Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show - The Forum, Los Angeles) 9-27-22

Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic teamed up with Taylor Momsen and Soundgarden to play a couple of Soundgarden tracks.

The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden / Taylor Momsen @ the Taylor Hawkins Tribute 27 Sep 2022

Alanis Morissette joined the Foo Fighters to play ‘You Oughta Know’. Hawkins had previously been a member of Morissette’s band before joining the Foos.

Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins Tribute (w/ Alanis Morrissette) - You Oughta Know (Forum CA 9/27/22)

Hawkin’s old cover band Chevy Metal recruited Kesha for a cover of ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie.

Kesha w/ Chevy Metal - Heroes Live at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show in LA | David Bowie cover

Foo Fighters and Mötley Crüe united for a couple of songs. The Foos also teamed up with Def Leppard, bringing Miley Cyrus into the fold for ‘Photograph’. The singer revealed that Hawkins once called her to tell her to cover the track. “I’m listening to Photograph by Def Leppard,” his voicemail went. “You could kill that one.” She did.

Photograph - Def Leppard & Miley Cyrus @ Taylor Hawkins Tribute

P!nk appeared for several team-ups, including ‘The Pretender’ with the Foo Fighters and ‘Somebody To Love’ with Queen.

Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins Tribute (W/Queen & P!nk ) - Somebody To Love (KIA Forum LA CA 9/27/22)

The Foo Fighters also brought on a number of other special guests, including Joan Jett, Dave Chappelle, and Hawkins’ son Shane.