Wolfgang Van Halen has acknowledged that he was “nervous as hell” performing his late father’s songs ultimately yr’s Taylor Hawkins tribute live shows.
Wolfgang has performed three Van Halen songs — “On Fireplace”, “Scorching For Trainer” and “Panama” — over the course of two live shows in September alongside Dave Grohl on bass, Josh Freese on drums and The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins on vocals.
“Oh, man. I used to be nervous as hell. Taking away any emotional weight to all of it, simply performing with three musicians who I’ve beloved my complete life and seemed as much as was loopy sufficient, however you then add the emotional weight of all of it for Taylor. [It was] most likely one of many solely few occasions I’d ever actually play any songs like that for Pop and for Taylor. Yeah, simply an insane factor that I’ll always remember.”
Foo Fighters had celebrated Taylor Hawkins’ reminiscence and music at a particular gig in London on Saturday, September 3 final yr. Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25 final yr. He was 50 years outdated. Foo Fighters carried out for a few hours at Wembley Stadium for a particular tribute present for the late band drummer Taylor Hawkins. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live shows’ additionally befell at LA’s Kia Discussion board on September 27. Josh Freese lately joined Foo Fighters as their new drummer.