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1,000 Musicians Pay Tribute To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins With Rendition Of 'My Hero'

1,000 Musicians Pay Tribute To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins With Rendition Of 'My Hero'

The 'biggest rock band on Earth' (literally) came together to farewell the Foo Fighters drummer who died in March, aged 50.

The world's biggest rock band has come together to bid farewell to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Performing live in concert at the Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris, The Rockin' 1,000 brought one thousand musicians together to dedicate ‘My Hero’ to the iconic drummer.

The Rockin' 1,000 have previously called themselves 'the biggest rock band on Earth' due to their astronomical number of musicians. You may recognise them from Eurovision 2022, where the gigantic band opened the musical extravaganza with a special performance of 'Give Peace A Chance'.

Social media users called their performance a 'well done and fitting tribute'.

One social media user said: "Kind of sad, but very beautiful. The original reason why this Rocklin’ 1,000 group formed in 2015 was to ask the Foo Fighters to come play in Cesena, Italy. And here they are paying a tribute to Taylor and the Foo Fighters."

A second added: "I’ve watched this now on repeat. It makes me cry, gives me goosebumps and makes me feel that Taylor would have loved to be a part of this."

One of the drummers from the 1,000 musician band added: "Had goosebumps playing this tribute with all my Rockin' 1,000 family. We'll never forget you Taylor."

This is just the latest tribute to one of the world's greatest drummers, who died in March aged 50.

Hawkins' death rocked the music world, with the Foo Fighters opting to take a hiatus to grieve their longtime friend and bandmate.

The group was in the middle of their tour of South America when Hawkins died. 

They had been due to perform at the Estereo Picnic Festival on March 25, but pulled out shortly before the news broke.

Fans were informed of Hawkins' passing via a statement written on stage monitors.

Footage has since emerged of fans at the festival clapping for the drummer, while one video shows crowds cheering as 'My Hero' plays over the speakers.

In the months since his tragic passing, Hawkins' cause of death still remains unknown.

Shortly after his death, investigators issued a statement revealing Hawkins had 10 different drugs in his system when he died, including antidepressants. 

The statement read: "After concluding an initial forensic examination of the body, the Attorney General's Office would like to communicate the following. 

"Preliminary results of the urine toxicology test indicate the presence of 10 different substances: THX (Marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids, among others."

Hawkins, who joined Foo Fighters in 1997, is survived by his wife, Alison, and their three children. The pair married in 2005.

Featured Image Credit: .YouTube/Rockin' 1000. Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Foo Fighters