Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane Wins Performance of the Year Drum Award
Shane Hawkins, the teenage son of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, has won Drumeo's 2022 Performance of the Year award for drumming.
The 16-year-old rocker was honored by the online drum lesson database for his performance of Foo Fighters' "My Hero" with the Dave Grohl-led band at a pair of tribute concerts to honor his father last year.
Winners in other categories included Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jay Weinberg (Slipknot) and the drummer Sarah Jones (Harry Styles).
To win Performance of the Year, Shane had to "put on a legendary, must-watch performance during 2022, either with a full band at an event or in a solo studio video."
He did just that by "pouring his heart and soul into a live performance of 'My Hero' at a tribute concert dedicated to his late father and Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins," Drumeo explained. "It touched millions of people and showed how much love, energy, and spirit can come out on the drum kit."
Taylor died last year at 50. Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family hosted the tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles last September. Earlier this year, the rock group vowed to continue in his memory. Below, watch the award-winning Foo Fighters performance with Shane on drums underneath the video of the Drumeo Awards. Learn more about Drumeo here.