Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, RHCP’s Chad Smith, and Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane joined forces with the late drummer’s rock n’ roll covers band Chevy Metal last week, to cover some songs at a pizza joint.
The late, great Taylor Hawkins co-founded Chevy Metal in 2013 to cover deep cuts from legendary rock bands, and would often perform with the covers band when he had ‘down time’ between Foos’ gigs.
Last Monday (21 August), the band and line-up of rockers took the stage at California’s Rock N Roll Pizza Bar, with a set featuring covers from AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Queen, David Bowie and more.
Grohl played frontman for Chevy Metal at the start of the set, which included covers of The Police’s Next To You, Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak, and The Rolling Stones’ Bitch, and Van Halen’s Everybody Wants Some!!, Jamie’s Cryin’, and Unchained.
Then Shane hopped behind the kit for Van Halen’s version of The Kinks’ You Really Got Me and Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick with an extended drum solo, before Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins jumped in for Van Halen’s Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love, Queen’s Tie Your Mother Down, and David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith then jumped on sticks for a closing cover of AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
It’s not the first time that 17-year-old Shane has joined his late dad’s bandmates.
Shane stole the show at Taylor’s tribute gigs last year, playing drums on the Foo’s track ‘My Hero,’ where he was later awarded ‘Drum Performance of the Year’ at the Annual Drumeo Awards.
He’s also joined Foo Fighters for some of their performances this year, including Boston Calling music festival, and last month, played a couple gigs in California with Chevy Metal.
Have a look at some of the fan shot footage above - it looked like an epic gig!