In Honour of Taylor Hawkins, Pearl Jam Covers Foo Fighters

During their gig in Los Angeles on 7th May, Pearl Jam paid tribute to Foo Fighters’ late drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Hawkins was discovered dead in his Colombian hotel room on 25th March. He was in his fifties.

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During their concert at The Forum last night, Pearl Jam played Foo Fighters’ 2005 song ‘Cold Day In The Sun.’ Hawkins was the lead vocalist on the original version of the song, but drummer Matt Cameron filled in for him for the Seattle band’s performance.

Cameron and Hawkins previously collaborated in the band Nighttime Boogie Association, and in 2020 they released two songs together, ‘Long In The Tooth’ and ‘The Path We’re On.’

Pearl Jam remembered Hawkins again on 3rd May as they began their ‘Gigaton’ tour in San Diego. Vedder addressed the audience at the show saying, that Hawkins was extremely spectacular and very special. He said that they were all missing him.

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Before the drummer’s death, the Foo Fighters were scheduled to headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but they cancelled all the tour dates after he passed away. The festival’s headline act, Red Hot Chili Peppers, paid tribute to Hawkins during their set.