Watch 1,000 musicians perform heartfelt cover of Foo Fighters' My Hero in honor of Taylor Hawkins

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Since the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins earlier this year, musicians from across the spectrum have offered up tributes to the legendary Foo Fighters drummer.

They include Wolfgang Van Halen, who delivered an emotional cover of My Hero at a gig in March; Pearl Jam, who played a rendition of Cold Day in the Sun at a recent Los Angeles show; and Paul McCartney, who labeled the drummer a “true rock and roll hero”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.