Watch Taylor Hawkins cover Queen's "Somebody To Love" in his final set
The rock community is still reeling from the news of the passing of Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins this weekend. The band was touring South America and on the night of Hawkins' tragic passing, the band was slated to headline Festival Estero Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia.
What fans found instead was a shine in tribute to Taylor, an LED screens that read, “Taylor Hawkins Por Siempre” and candles lit in to honor the life of an important contributor in rock music for the last 25 years with Foo Fighters.
In an effort pay tribute to Taylor and his infectious stage energy, online has been ablaze with footage all reliving of the best examples of Hawkins' presence as a musician and a showman. Among the best examples of his prowess and versatility, is his final set that was captured from Foo FIghters' set at Lollapalooza Argentina just days prior to his passing.
While addressing the crowd and cracking a few jokes about his wardrobe, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called Hawkins "the best drummer in the fucking world" before swapping spots and passing the microphone off to Hawkins for a cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love". Channeling the spirit of Freddie Mercury, Hawkins flexed his range and showed the kind of talent that underscored just how much he will be missed.
Watch the footage below.