Last night (May 1), Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) during their set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Chad Smith, who had “Taylor” written on his drum set, told the crowd the following:
“We just found out about this two weeks ago, because Foo Fighters were supposed to play here tonight. We love the Foo Fighters, and we love our brother Taylor Hawkins. So this means a lot to us to be able to play for them.”
Smith then went on to have the audience chant “We love you, Taylor.” Notably, Hawkins’ widow Alison and his bandmate Dave Grohl were reportedly in attendance.