Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert (Live Blog)

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3:50 p.m. – Brian May asks the crowd to hold up their lights as he delivers an emotional solo acoustic performance of Queen’s “Love of My Life.”

Brian May of Queen performs at Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

3:30 p.m. – We’re at the four hour mark of the concert, and there’s no signs of the music slowing down. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, along with Foo Fighters, The Darkness’ Rufus Taylor and The Struts’ Luke Spiller, unite to perform “We Will Rock You” and “I’m in Love With My Car.” Later, The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins sings lead on “Under Pressure” and Sam Ryder gets the chance to front “Somebody to Love.”

3:05 p.m. – Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush — one of Taylor Hawkins’ all-time favorite bands — play “2112” and “Working Man” with Dave Grohl on drums. Lee and Lifeson then close their appearance by dedicating a performance of “YYZ” to both Hawkins and their own late drummer, Neil Peart. (Hawkins once joined RUSH on stage to perform “YYZ” during a concert in 2008.)

2:50 p.m. – The stars continue to turn out in honor of Taylor Hawkins. The Police’s Stewart Copeland joins Foo Fighters to play “Next to You.” Supergrass’ Gaz Combs then joins in on the fun to sing lead on “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.”

2:40 p.m. – AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich join forces with Dave Grohl and the rest of Foo Fighters to perform AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and “Let There Be Rock.”

2:35 p.m. – A recording of an epic Taylor Hawkins drum solo is being shown on the video screen, eliciting a huge response from the crowd. There’s also a video tribute from Billie Eilish and Finneas.

2:25 p.m. – Violet Grohl is back on stage for another incredible performance. This time, she teams up with Mark Ronson, Chris Chaney, and Jason Falkner to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.”

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