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Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane joins Foo Fighters at Boston Calling music festival

This kid is a weapon on the drums.

Foo Fighters played the second gig of their comeback tour on Friday night (May 26), and were joined by a very special guest - Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane. 

The band’s headlining set at the Boston Calling music festival was a family affair, with Grohl’s daughter Violet also joining the band onstage to help her dad perform ‘Shame Shame’ and ‘Rope.’ Check out those performances below. 

Following Violet’s performances, Grohl took a moment to tell the crowd,

“Our band is truly like a family, because we’ve been together for so long. We truly love each other. So, tonight, all of our families are here, ‘cause we have to do this together. 

“I tried to do this the other night, it was the first time I had ever really done it. I’m gonna try to do it again,” Grohl continues, referencing his emotional performance of ‘Cold Day in the Sun’ at the band’s first gig of their comeback tour

“I’m gonna do it for Taylor’s family. And I’m gonna do it for Taylor. Because we used to sing this one together.”

Immediately following the heartfelt performance, Grohl invited “one of my favourite drummers in the world” to the stage - Shane Hawkins, to perform ‘I’ll Stick Around.’

Shane jumped onstage and made Grohl stall the crowd for a bit while he adjusted the Foos’ new drummer Josh Freese’s drum kit to his liking. 

“Oh my god, there is a curfew Shane!” Grohl joked, before Shane cut off Grohl’s intro and kicked into the song with an insane energy about him. Have a watch up top. 

It's safe to say that Shane, who's now 17, is an absolute weapon on the drums. We're bloody excited to see where he goes.