Taylor Hawkins Saluted By 100 Drummers In Belgium
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Taylor Hawkins‘ death on March 25th, the Belgian band Black Box Revelation enlisted 100 drummers to film a collaborative live performance of the Foo Fighters classic “My Hero” in tribute to Hawkins. Loudwire reported the event took place at the country’s Sportplaeis Antwerp, which was the last venue that Hawkins performed at with the Foos in Belgium.
Black Box Revelation said in a statement, “Taylor Hawkins was the best drummer of our times. Honoring him with this tribute was an experience we will never forget.”
Participating drummer Gino Kesteloot added: “It’s the first time I played together with 100 other drummers. It sounded great, I even got goosebumps all over my body! Wonderful to honor our hero this way.”
Taylor Hawkins told us that the beauty of like-minded musicians connecting is that a music scene can spring up anywhere: “You can have a scene anywhere you want, period. Des Moines, Iowa, maybe they have a bitchin’ punk rock scene that we don’t even know about because there’s a couple of kids there who are turning all their friends onto something, and next thing you know, they’re taking over the rec center every Saturday. And that’s how it started with (Foo Fighters bassist) Nate (Mendel) and how it started with all the other guys in the band.”