Watch Sammy Hagar & the Circle pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins with heartfelt cover of Foo Fighters’ My Hero

(from left) Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Jason Bonham, and Vic Johnson perform in concert at ACL Live on December 06, 2021 in Austin, Texas
(Image credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images)

Shortly after the tragic death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, in March, the Foo Fighters canceled all of their upcoming tour dates.

Among these was a headlining slot at the first night (April 29) of the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. A few weeks after the cancellation, Sammy Hagar & the Circle were tapped by festival organizers to take the Foo Fighters' spot. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.