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Foo Fighters honor Taylor Hawkins again with star-studded LA tribute concert

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Foo Fighters held their second star-studded tribute concert to late drummer Taylor Hawkins Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Unlike the first show, which took place in London earlier this month, the LA tribute did not stream online, but, according to the Los Angeles Timeslive recap, it still boasted an epic night of impromptu supergroups often backed by the Foos themselves.

Among the highlights were Joan Jett jamming “Cherry Bomb” with Blink-182‘s Travis Barker on drums; Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott, Rick Savage and Phil Collen playing “Photograph” with vocals by Miley CyrusPink joining Heart‘s Nancy Wilson for “Barracuda”; The Pretty Reckless Taylor Momsen belting Soundgarden classics alongside Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic; and Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich and Black Sabbath‘s Geezer Butler rocking Sabbath tunes while Sebastian Bach sang.

Attendees also saw Alanis Morissette, with whom Hawkins played drums before joining the Foos, perform “You Oughta Know” with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums; comedian Dave Chappelle cover Radiohead‘s “Creep”; Wolfgang Van Halen rip Van Halen‘s “Panama”; Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee play “Home Sweet Home”; and Tool‘s Danny Carey join Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for “YYZ.”

As with the London concert, the LA show ended with a triumphant Foo Fighters set featuring various guest drummers, including Smith, Barker, Cameron, Rage Against the Machine‘s Brad Wilk, David BowieOmar Hakim, Weezer‘s Patrick Wilson and Hawkins’ son, Shane, who once again manned the kit for “My Hero,” as well as the song “I’ll Stick Around.”

The night ended around 1 a.m. local time with a full-band performance of “Everlong,” which Dave Grohl played solo to finish the London show.

Proceeds from the concert are being donated to MusiCares and Music Support.

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