By Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (September 27), Black Sabbath bass legend Geezer Butler was joined on stage by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and earlier Skid Row lead singer Sebastian Bach covering classic Sabbath songs. They were flanked by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett.
That concert at LA’s Kia Forum was the second official concert honoring Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ drummer, there died aged 50 in March. Another took place at London’s Wembley Stadium earlier this month. Other major rock teams up for the LA show included Rush members with Grohl, Tool’s Danny Carey and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Miley Cyrus sings with Def Leppard and Wolfgang Van Halen plays Van Halen songs.
Hawkins wasn’t just a Foo Fighter. Before joining Grohl’s band in 1997, he backed up Alanis Morissette and Sass Jordan. Later he led The Coattail Riders, Chevy metal and Satan’s birds. Last year he helped found the rock supergroup NHC with Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney.
The exact cause of Hawkins’ death is still publicly unknown after he died in Bogota, Colombia, on March 25. The Foos were there to play Festival Stereo Picnic. ONE preliminary toxicology report and the discovery that his heart weighed more than usual was reported.
Below, fan-caught recordings of the Sabbath tunes from the second Hakwins tribute — “Paranoid” and “Supernaut” — performed by the group featuring Butler, Ulrich and Bach.