Tool drummer Danny Carey performs with the Rush band during the Taylor Hawkins Tribute event. He played Rush’s most famous “YYZ” song.
On September 27th, rock and metal artists gathered to remember late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died earlier this year at 50 on March 25th, 2022. The L.A. event was the second of 2 star-studded performance spectacles starring friends and supporters of Taylor Hawkins. After the tribute show at London’s Wembley Arena earlier this month. In this event, also Tool‘s Danny Carey played with Rush too.
What’s the lineup for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute event on September 27th, 2022?
RUSH band’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Nancy Wilson, Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Jon Theodore, and Alain Johannes, Joan Jett, P!NK, The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, Gene Simmons, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, Mark Ronson, Omar Hakim, LeAnn Rimes, and Chevy Metal.
The lineup also includes Travis Barker, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, James Gang, Sebastian Bach, Josh Freese, and Violet Grohl, and Taylor’s son, Shane Hawkins.
Cause of Taylor Hawkins death
He was experimenting with drugs from his early times on the road. In August 2001 at 29 years old, Hawkins took a fatal dose of heroin at the U.K. festival, putting him in a coma for two weeks. Dave Grohl was beside him in the London hospital.
Unfortunately, on March 25th, 2022, emergency personnel were summoned to the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Where Taylor Hawkins was experiencing chest pain in his hotel room. The health personnel arrived and found Hawkins not responding; they began CPR. However, he died on the spot and was age 50. The cause of death was not stated.
Tool drummer perform at Taylor Hawkins Tribute event
Jack Black also said this during the intro: “He wasn’t blowing minds. He was in the audience, just like you. And he was watching one of the best fucking shows of all time. You know what I’m talking about? They’re about to come out right now. It is my honour to introduce one of Taylor’s favourite bands, of all time. Ladies and gentlemen, give it up… for Rush!”
Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunited onstage to play “YYZ,” with TOOL drummer Danny Carey sitting in on the kit for the iconic Neil Peart, who unfortunately died in 2020.
Tool‘s Danny Carey is a well-known Rush fan who has previously covered the band, so sitting in with them and banging through the Moving Pictures highlight must have been a once-in-a-lifetime event for him. Prior to joining Rush, Foo Fighters leader (and former Nirvana drummer) Dave Grohl and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith performed “2112 Part I: Overture” and “Working Man.”
The two Rush members performed the identical set at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles today for the second tribute event. With Dave Grohl reprising his 2112 part and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith performing on Working Man. To add to the intrigue, YYZ’s drummer was one of those ‘what if’ names that come up when people discuss an implausible scenario in which Rush tours again: Tool’s polyrhythm master Danny Carey.
Watch the perform below starting at 12:29!