Watch Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Perform at Taylor Hawkins's Tribute Show

Dave Grohl, RHCP's Chad Smith and Tool's Danny Carey joined in on some Rush classics

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BY Sydney BrasilPublished Sep 28, 2022

Another Taylor Hawkins tribute concert took place in Los Angeles last night (September 27), and many musicians showed up to pay their respects onstage, including Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, who joined some of rock's biggest drummers to perform a few Rush songs. 

Jack Black introduced the Rush section of the show before Lee and Lifeson broke into "2112 Part I: Overture" with Dave Grohl on drums and Greg Kurstin of the Birds and the Bees on keys. Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers swapped out with Grohl to drum on "Working Man" before Lee spoke of Rush and Foo Fighters' deep friendship to the crowd.

"I'd just like to cast back to a moment in time, 2008, when we were contacted by the Foo Fighters to see if we would go down to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and play Taylor Hawkins's favourite song with him onstage," he said. "That was the beginning of quite a beautiful friendship. So in honour of that and in honour of our own lost brother, we'd like to bring out Danny Carey [of Tool] to play 'YYZ.'"

Lee and Lifeson played the same three tracks at the first tribute concert for Hawkins on September 3 at London's Wembley Stadium. The Foos drummer died suddenly in March, leading to the band cancelling all of their upcoming tour dates besides the tribute concerts. Since his death, musicians have paid homage by getting tattoos, drumming his songs en masse, and sharing their memories with him.

Watch clips from Rush's performance from last night below.


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