Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl opens Taylor Hawkins tribute show

Dave Grohl has paid tribute to his “dear friend, bandmate and brother” Taylor Hawkins at a tribute concert for the drummer, who died earlier this year.

The Foo Fighters star received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the opening of the six-hour show at Wembley Stadium, which is due to see performances from Queen, Josh Homme and Nile Rodgers.

“For those of you who knew Taylor personally you’ll know that no-one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could,” said Grohl.

“And for those of you that admired him from afar, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same thing.

“So sing and dance and laugh and cry and scream and make some noise so he can hear us right now.”

Grohl then introduced Liam Gallagher to open the show with the Oasis classic Rock and Roll Star.

The concert is due to close with Foo Fighters’ first performance since their beloved drummer was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia this March.

No cause of death was announced, although a…

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