Last night’s Tribute Concert in honour of the late Taylor Hawkins saw rocker Joan Jett join forces with Foo Fighters to perform two of her classic 80s tracks, with Blink-182’s Travis Barker on drums.
The footage shows Jett perform classics ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Bad Reputation’ as part of this new supergroup. You can check out footage of this below.
It is also not the first time that Jett has joined forces with Foo Fighters, as the singer joined the band to perform ‘Bad Reputation’ on Late Night With David Letterman in 2011.
Taylor Hawkins was a “f****** wonderful guy” – Joan Jett
Back in May, Joan Jett paid a special tribute to Taylor Hawkins, hailing the late drummer as a “f****** wonderful guy”.
She also described Hawkins as a kick a** drummer”, who would “light up a room”.
“Just little things like that, they included me in”, Joan Jett said.
She also added, “It was very, sort of, familial. We’re all sittin’ backstage, runnin’ through songs. I can see [Taylor] now on his drum pad, whacking away. He’s a wonderful guy”.
“It’s really a tragedy that so many people who love him, lose him”, Jett said of Hawkins death. “But, you know, it’s not just physical. He’s around. And that’s hard for people to hear because they want the physical”. More on this report from Nova here.
Along with Jett, Foo Fighters were also joined on stage by Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet, who performed a live cover of Leonard Cohen’s track Hallelujah.
The show also featured Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, Jon Davidson, Taylor Momsen, Pink, Leann Rimes and Danny Carey, Josh Homme, Geezer Butler, Alanis Morrisette, Joan Jett, Chad Smith, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, along with Hawkins’ band Foo Fighters.
Check out more on this story, along with that moving Violet Grohl cover here.