The second of two Taylor Hawkins Tribute concerts happened Tuesday night (September 27th) in Los Angeles. While many artists who performed at the London Tribute show earlier this month performed again, there were quite a few performances that were unique to the LA show at Kia Forum. One of them, was the evening opening number, which saw Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet Grohl, performing the classic “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.
Accompanied by former Queens Of The Stone Age member Alain Johannes on guitar, Grohl delivered a somber rendition of the poignant song. The fact that Violet Grohl was chosen to start the emotional evening off, speaks to the familial nature of the tributes to the late Foo Fighters drummer as a whole. Hawkins’ son Oliver Shane, introduced Chevy Metal early in the evening and played the drums on “My Hero” towards the end of both London and LA shows, channeling his love for his father in perhaps the most iconic moments of the tributes. In a way, the younger Grohl was channeling her father’s feelings for his close friend.
Violet Grohl opening the show with “hallelujah” pic.twitter.com/vzm31RCiBR
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The LA Tribute concert also featured performances from Miley Cyrus with Def Leppard and Foo Fighters, Kesha and Chevy Metal covering David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Dave Grohl covering Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down The Line,” as well as Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age covering “Just What I Needed” and “Shake It Up” by The Cars. The event also benefited two charities: Music Support and Musicares.