Trent Reznor Shares The Lesson He Learned From Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently opened up about his feelings on the Taylor Hawkins memorial and how the moments that made him emotional also helped him realize more important things.

The first memorial show for the late Foo Fighters drummer took place at Wembley Stadium on September 3, and various rock legends shared the stage to honor Hawkins’ memory. The stadium was at full capacity, and the event lasted six hours, featuring performances from Brian May, Paul McCartney, Lars Ulrich, and many more icons. There were 50 songs on the setlist, aiming to pay a sentimental homage to Hawkins.

During a performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, Reznor addressed the crowd and mentioned that he had watched the Taylor Hawkins tribute show the day earlier. The frontman told his fans that he knew Hawkins and that seeing his fellow musicians and friends playing together to pay their respects to the drummer made him tear up.

Reznor said:

“I knew Taylor. He was a really sweet guy. I know a lot of friends were playing, I started watching it, and three hours later, I’m still watching. And I’ve got tears in my f*cking eyes.”

For the Nine Inch Nails frontman, the show was deeply sincere and earnest in such a way that it affected his perspective on life. Trent Reznor revealed that the tribute made him realize he needs to live in the moment instead of worrying about the future and what it holds. He continued his words by adding that he has been trying to be more appreciative of life and the present day. Reznor also encouraged the audience to watch the tribute if they haven’t yet.

The frontman stated:

“If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth checking out, ’cause it’s really well done. It’s very touching and sincere. And it got me thinking about, you know, in my life these days, I try to be mindful of what’s happening right now and appreciating what’s happening right now instead of worrying about tomorrow.”

You can listen to Trent Reznor’s words below.


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