Watch Sammy Hagar Cover Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” In Tribute To Taylor Hawkins At Beale Street Music Festival
Foo Fighters were supposed to headline the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis this weekend, but the band cancelled all their tour dates after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Sammy Hagar was asked to fill in for the group at the event, and he performed a cover of “My Hero” in tribute to Hawkins during his set.
“When we were asked by the promoter to fill in for the Foo Fighters at the Beale Street Music Festival, my first reaction was ‘No fucking way!,'” Hagar wrote in an Instagram post, continuing:
We discussed it as a band, & we came up with ‘Why not! Let’s just go play music and you’re at a big ass Circle party for those people, just do what we do!’ Then with Dave Grohl’s blessings we decided to do a broken down version of one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. It felt appropriate. No rehearsal, After all this is rock ‘n’ roll and thats what it’s all about. Enjoy.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, who filled in for Foo Fighters at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also shouted out Hawkins during their performance: