Glastonbury crowd in tears as Dave Grohl dedicates song to Taylor Hawkins
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Dave Grohl reduced some Glastonbury attendees to tears after dedicating a song to his late bandmate Taylor Hawkins.
Their appearance came after guesswork which plagued guests ahead of the festival this weekend, when The Churnups appeared on Glastonbury’s line-up sheet as part of a huge night of music which also includes Royal Blood and the Arctic Monkeys.
Speculation has been rife since the mystery band was confirmed, with many music fans convinced it would be the Foo Fighters who would appear when it came time for The Churnups to take the stage.
This belief was fuelled by a letter posted on social media by the Foo Fighters earlier this month, which read: "It feels so good to see you, churning up these emotions together."
After entertaining the crowd with a number of their hits, Grohl definitely churned up some emotions as he mentioned Hawkins, who passed away in March 2022, and dedicated their popular song 'Everlong' to their bandmate.
"I'd like to dedicate this one to Mr. Taylor Hawkins. So let's sing this one loud and clear for Mr Taylor," he said.
The tribute had fans in tears and even appeared to move Grohl himself, as the musician seemed to choke up at the reaction to the song.
Fans watching at home were just as overwhelmed at the move, with one Twitter user writing: "Dave Grohl dedicating 'Everlong' to Taylor Hawkins has me in pieces."
Another wrote: "Held it together for most of @foofighters set until Dave dedicated Everlong to Taylor."
Following the loss of Hawkins in 2022, the Foo Fighters announced that Josh Freese would be joining the band as the new drummer.
Freese is a veteran in the music industry, having been a member of Devo since 1996 and the Vandals since 1989 as well as touring with the likes of the Offspring, Guns N’ Roses, Danny Elfman, Weezer, Sting, Paramore, Nine Inch Nails and 100 Gecs.
The Foo Fighters had previously admitted that they wouldn't be the same band they had been with Hawkins, but that they would still continue to perform.
“Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were,” the Foo Fighters said. “And without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.”