Foo Fighters Announce A 12-Year-Old Drummer As Taylor Hawkins’ Replacement
12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell said she would join Foo Fighters for the upcoming tribute concert for their late member Taylor Hawkins on her Instagram account. Bushell described her feelings about the event, saying it was an honor to play with the band for Hawkins.
Taylor Hawkins’ unexpected and early death on March 25, 2022, in Colombia due to a possible drug-related heart condition, made his family, friends, bandmates, and fans shocked and devastated. The band canceled the rest of their tour dates and other events that they would suppose to perform to mourn after the drummer. Then, the remaining Foo Fighters members decided to pay tribute to Hawkins.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium, and the second show will start on September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles. For the London gig, the guest musicians are Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Wolfgang Van Halen with many more. Thus, everyone will be there to show their love and respect to the late drummer as their great friend and colleague.
In addition to these artists, Foo Fighters’ youngest guest became 12-year-old drummer Nandi Bushell, who gained fame on social media during the lockdown with her extraordinary drumming performances and had played ‘Everlong’ with them at the Forum in Los Angeles last year. She announced her replacing Hawkins on the London show, and according to the young artist, it will be great to collaborate with Foo Fighters for this memorable event.
In her IG post, Bushell wrote:
“It will be the greatest privilege of my life to join Mr. Grohl on stage with Pat, Chris, Nate, and Rami at Wembley stadium in tribute to my hero and friend. The legendary Taylor Hawkins. We are going to make this show the greatest night in rock history in your honor Mr. Hawkins! Thank you, Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl, for inviting me.”
You can check out her video below.