The death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins continues to reverberate through the music community, with many musicians paying tribute to the late drummer through song. You can add Shinedown to the growing list, as the band dug a little deeper into the Foos catalog and performed the song “Wheels” at their April 11 show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
The song originally appeared on the Foo Fighters The biggest hits defined as one of the new tracks added for compilation. When Shinedown took the stage to perform “Wheels”, it was done with a more solemn arrangement with guitarist Zach Myers handling lead vocal duties. Check out the performance via a video taken by a fan below.
Myers was one of many musicians who posted on social media upon hearing the news of Hawkins’ death. “If you’ve ever wondered what impact one human being could have on an entire community…. Take a look at your timeline today,” Myers said. “It’s filled with this man…who was one of the nicest, coolest, most talented people on this earth…You will be sorely missed.”
Hawkins was found dead on March 25 at the age of 50 just hours before the Foo Fighters took the stage for a festival appearance in Bogota, Colombia. The official cause of death has not been released. A toxicology report released after his death revealed that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death.
In addition to Shinedown, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Mammoth WVH, Elton John, Underoath, Slash, Daughtry and Mark Tremonti, Candlebox, Joan Jett, Aaron Lewis and Red Hot Chili Peppers were among those who paid musical tributes to Hawkins .
Foo Fighters Shinedown Cover “Wheels” for Taylor Hawkins in Sioux Falls, SD
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