Foo Fighters To Replace Pantera At 2023 Rock im Park & Rock am Ring Festivals

Foo Fighters have been added to this year’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals. Those events will take place in Nürnberg and Nuremberg, Germany on June 2-4. Foo Fighters are replacing Pantera, who were dropped from the festivals after organizers faced political pressure and various complaints due to frontman Phil Anselmo‘s infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The location of the events also played a role, considering the fact that Nürnberg infamously served as a site for Nazi rallies between 1933 and 1938.

Foo Fighters Plan To Continue: “We’re Going To Be A Different Band Going Forward”

Foo Fighters have taken some to reflect on 2022 and the heartbreaking death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. In the newly shared message, the group also confirmed that they are planning to continue.

The band said the following:

“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us.

Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.

We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you, and we know that when we see you again-and we will soon-he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.

Foo Fighters”

Watch Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Perform “My Hero” With Billie Eilish

Last night (December 15), Dave Grohl joined Billie Eilish onstage at the KIA Forum in Inglewood, CA for a performance of Foo Fighters’ “My Hero.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Here’s The Setlist And Some Fan-Filmed Footage From Foo Fighters’ Second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Yesterday (September 27), Foo Fighters took the stage at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California to pay tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins. Like the first tribute show in London, England, the band were joined by numerous special guests. The setlist and some fan-filmed footage from the concert can be found below.

Setlist:

Violet Grohl and Alain Johannes:

01. “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

Joan Jett with Travis Barker and Foo Fighters:

02. “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways cover)
03. “Bad Reputation”

Chevy Metal:

04. “Riff Raff” (AC/DC cover)
05. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” (Yes cover) (ft. Jon Davison)
06. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover) (ft. Kesha)

Coattail Riders, Greg Kurstin, Rufus Taylor, and Justin Hawkins:

07. “Range Rover Bitch” (Taylor Hawkins cover)
08. “It’s Over”
09. “Something About You” (Level 42 cover) (ft. Mark King)
10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (The Darkness cover)

James Gang:

11. “Walk Away”
12. “The Bomber: Closet Queen” / “Bolero” / “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
13. “Funk #49” (ft. Dave Grohl)

Mark Ronson, Andrew Watt, Roger Manning, and Dave Grohl:

14. “Right On Down The Line” (Gerry Rafferty cover)

Them Crooked Vultures and Greg Kurstin:

15. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
16. “Dead End Friends”
17. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese, Justin Hawkins, and Dave Grohl:

18. “Panama” (Van Halen cover)
19. “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

Def Leppard and Foo Fighters:

20. “Rock Of Ages”
21. “Photograph” (ft. Miley Cyrus)

Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Derek Day, and Foo Fighters:

22. “Live Wire” (Mötley Crüe cover)
23. “Home Sweet Home” (Mötley Crüe cover)

Elliot Easton, Foo Fighters, and Josh Homme:

24. “Shake It Up” (The Cars cover)
25. “Just What I Needed” (The Cars cover)

Nancy Wilson, P!nk, Foo Fighters, and John Theodore:

26. “Barracuda” (Heart cover)

Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters:

27. “Next to You” (The Police cover)
28. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover) (ft. Jon Davison)

Alanis Morissette with Chris Chaney, Chad Smith, and Foo Fighters:

29. “You Oughta Know”

Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler, Lars Ulrich, and Foo Fighters:

30. “Supernaut” (Black Sabbath cover)
31. “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

Rush:

32. “2112 Part I: Overture” (ft. Dave Grohl)
33. “Working Man” (ft. Chad Smith)
34. “YYZ” (ft. Danny Carey)

Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Momsen, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl:

35. “The Day I Tried To Live” (Soundgarden cover)
36. “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover)

Queen with Foo Fighters:

37. “We Will Rock You”
38. “I’m In Love With My Car” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
39. “Under Pressure” (ft. Justin Hawkins)
40. “Somebody To Love” (ft. P!nk)
41. “Love Of My Life”

Foo Fighters:

42. “All My Life”
43. “The Pretender” (ft. P!nk)
44. “Walk” (with ft. Travis Barker)
45. “Low” (with ft. Matt Cameron)
46. “This Is A Call” (ft. Brad Wilk)
47. “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” (ft. Pat Wilson)
48. “Creep” (Radiohead cover) (ft. Dave Chapelle)
49. “Run” (ft. Omar Hakim)
50. “Best Of You” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
51. “My Hero” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
52. “I’ll Stick Around” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
53. “Everlong” (ft. Chad Smith)

Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Blasts Taylor Hawkins Conspiracy Theorists

During a recent appearance on “The Plug With Justin Jay,” Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett opened up about the death of the band’s beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins. The guitarist also took some time to call out various conspiracy theorists who have been making idiotic claims about Hawkins’ death.

Shiflett said the following when asked if the press have been bringing up Hawkins’ death in interviews:

“Most people that I’ve encountered have been respectful about it or try to avoid it. It probably will be [more of a thing] when we ever get around to putting out another Foo Fighters record and go back into the promo boogie woogie.

I remember that when I joined Foo Fighters, it was 1999 so it was a while after Kurt Cobain had died but I would watch interviewers twist themselves in knots trying to ask Dave [Grohl, Foo Fighters vocalist/guitarist] about it but not ask. I would think it would turn into that kinda thing.”

He also added:

“People are pretty respectful but it’s made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about Jim Morrison dying, or Randy Rhoads or any of those rock & roll tragedies. Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people so I get that fascination with [his death] but so much of what I’ve seen out there is so completely wrong.

There’s people out there saying shit like Dave killed Taylor by making him get the COVID vaccine. You’re going to turn it into that? Fuck you. I try not to pay attention to it but it does make you angry because that shit is just disrespectful.”

[via NME]

Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Watch Official Footage Of Foo Fighters Performing “My Hero” With Taylor Hawkins’ Son Oliver Shane Hawkins

As previously reported, Foo Fighters recently paid tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with a massive show at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The concert was filled with numerous special guests from the rock world, but one of the biggest highlights was when Hawkins’ son, Oliver Shane Hawkins, joined the band onstage for a performance of “My Hero.” You can see official footage of the emotional moment below:

Watch Foo Fighters And Special Guests Perform At First Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Earlier today (September 3), Foo Fighters and numerous special guests took the stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England to pay tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins. The concert was streamed live and can be found below, along with its massive setlist. As previously reported, another tribute show will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27.

Setlist:

Foo Fighters and Liam Gallagher:

01. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” (Oasis cover)
02. “Live Forever” (Oasis cover)

Nile Rodgers, Chris Chaney, and Omar Hakim:

03. “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Josh Homme)
04. “Modern Love” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Gaz Coombes)

Chevy Metal and The Coattail Riders:

05. “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads cover)
06. “Children Of The Revolution” (T. Rex cover) (feat. Kesha)

The Coattail Riders, Justin Hawkins, and Josh Freese:

07. “Louise”
08. “Range Rover Bitch”
09. “It’s Over”

Dave Grohl, Wolfgang Van Halen, Justin Hawkins, and Josh Freese:

10. “On Fire” (Van Halen cover)
11. “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes, Chris Chaney, Greg Kurstin, and Jason Falkner:

12. “Last Goodbye” (Jeff Buckley cover)
13. “Grace” (Jeff Buckley cover)

Supergrass:

14. “Richard III”
15. “Alright”
16. “Caught By The Fuzz”

Them Crooked Vultures (Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones):

17. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
18. “Gunman”
19. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Pretenders and Dave Grohl:

20. “Precious”
21. “Tattooed Love Boys”
22. “Brass In Pocket”

James Gang:

23. “Walk Away”
24. “The Bomber: Closet Queen / Bolero / Cast Your Fate To The Wind”
25. “Funk #49” (feat. Dave Grohl)

Violet Grohl, Mark Ronson, Chris Chaney, and Jason Falkner:

26. “Valerie” (The Zutons cover)

Brian Johnson, Lars Ulrich, and Foo Fighters:

27. “Back In Black” (AC/DC cover) (feat. Justin Hawkins)
28. “Let There Be Rock” (AC/DC cover)

Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters:

29. “Next To You” (The Police cover)
30. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover) (feat. Gaz Coombes)

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Dave Grohl:

31. “2112 Part I: Overture” (Rush cover)
32. “Working Man” (Rush cover)

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Omar Hakim, and Greg Kurstin:

33. “YYZ” (Rush cover)

Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, and Foo Fighters:

34. “We Will Rock You” (Queen cover) (feat. Luke Spiller)
35. “I’m In Love With My Car” (Queen cover)
36. “Under Pressure” (Queen/David Bowie cover) (feat. Justin Hawkins)
37. “Somebody To Love” (Queen cover) (feat. Sam Ryder)
38. “Love Of My Life” (Queen cover) (Brian May solo)

Foo Fighters and Josh Freese:

39. “Times Like These”
40. “All My Life”

Foo Fighters and Travis Barker:

41. “The Pretender”
42. “Monkey Wrench”

Foo Fighters and Nandi Bushell:

43. “Learn To Fly”

Foo Fighters and Rufus Taylor:

44. “These Days”
45. “Best Of You”

Foo Fighters and Paul McCartney:

46. “Oh! Darling” (The Beatles cover) (feat. Chrissy Hynde & Omar Shakim)
47. “Helter Skelter” (The Beatles cover) (feat. Omar Hakim)

Foo Fighters and Omar Hakim:

48. “Aurora”

Foo Fighters and Oliver Shane Hawkins:

49. “My Hero”

Dave Grohl:

50. “Everlong”

AC/DC, Metallica, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members Added To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. Those shows will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, UK on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27.

Here’s the updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Nandi Bushell
  • Martin Chambers (The Pretenders)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • James Gang
  • Alain Johannes
  • Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • Nile Rodgers (Chic)
  • Mark Ronson
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Supergrass
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Chris Rock

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Mark King (ex-Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Mark Ronson
  • Gene Simmons (KISS)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer).

Notably, Foo Fighters have also revealed that the London, UK show will be streamed live. Blabbermouth shared a rundown of where you can watch it:

“The full Wembley Stadium show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including:

* Live coverage across Paramount+ (domestically),Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV brand YouTube channels (globally) beginning Saturday, September 3 (11:30 a.m. EDT / 4:30 p.m. BST).

* On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3 and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5.

Special editions of the concert will air in prime time across Paramount’s broadcast and cable channels globally:

* CBS television network will broadcast highlights from the tribute concert on Saturday, September 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

* MTV will also air the one-hour special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on Saturday, September 3 and other international territories on Sunday, September 4, followed by an extended two-hour compilation that will air globally in September.”

Watch Taylor Hawkins’ Son Pay Tribute To His Late Father By Performing Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” With The Alive

Shane Hawkins, the son of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, recently paid tribute to his late father by performing a cover of Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” with The Alive during a show on top of a roof in Laguna Beach, CA. You can see footage of that below: