Dave Grohl Cries During The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert
During his performance at the memorial event for late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl sobbed. Hawkins died in March after complaining of chest symptoms while staying in a hotel in Bogotá, Colombia.
Grohl addressed the audience directly as he opened the ceremony: “Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life, the music, and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins. For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. And for those of you that admired him from afar, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same thing.”
Grohl added: “So tonight, we’ve gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations, to bring you a gigantic f—ing night for a gigantic f—ing person.”
“So, sing. And dance. And laugh. And cry and f—ing scream and make some f—ing noise, so he can hear us right now,” he added. “‘Cause you know what? It’s going to be a long f—ing night, right? Are you ready?”
Later that evening, Grohl lost control and started crying as he approached the stage to play the band’s song, “Times Like These.”
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