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Alanis Morissette Dedicates 'Ironic' Performance To Late Drummer Taylor Hawkins

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By Kristin Myers on July 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM EDT

During her show at the London 02 Arena, Alanis Morissette paid tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins.

The Foo Fighters drummer passed away earlier this year at the age of 50. One fan shared a video of Alanis’ tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins on YouTube.

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WATCH Alanis Morissette Dedicate 'Ironic' Performance To Taylor Hawkins

As first reported by Consequence, Taylor toured with Alanis Morissette as a drummer before he joined the Foo Fighter.

Although Alanis was quiet on social media after his sudden passing, she dedicated her recent performance at the London O2 Arena to him. While she sang “Ironic,” footage of Taylor performing on stage and behind the scenes played on giant screens behind her.

After the song ended, one of the screens read, “In Memory of Taylor Hawkins.”

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Taylor had toured with Alanis from 1995 to 1997 after playing for Canadian singer Sass Jordan. He always credited Alanis for giving him his “big break” and opened up to KLOS 95.5 about the first time he heard Alanis’ music.

“I remember like, putting the cassette [for ‘You Oughta Know’] in my girlfriend’s car and my girlfriend was like, ‘That’s gonna be huge,'” Hawkins recalled at the time. “I was like, ‘Yeah, uh huh.’ Like, you could kinda hear it. And so I joined the band or she put the band together and I was lucky enough to get the gig as the drummer.”

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Dave Grohl, the frontman for the Foo Fighters, wrote in his 2021 memoir “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music” that even Alanis knew that Taylor would eventually leave her for the Foo Fighters.

“During his stint as Alanis Morissette’s drummer, long before he became a Foo Fighter, we would bump into each other backstage at festivals all over the world, and our chemistry was so obvious that even Alanis herself once asked him, ‘What are you going to do when Dave asks you to be his drummer?'” Dave wrote in his memoir.

Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Coming This September!

Back in June, the Foo Fighters revealed that Alanis Morissette will be one of the many acts who will be participating in the Foo Fighters tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins later this year.

“Los Angeles! Please welcome the first wave of special guests to join The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts!” they tweeted last month. “More to be announced soon.”

The concert will be held on Tuesday, September 27, at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California.

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The line-up includes a star-studded list of Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Joan Jett, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Jon Theodore, Wolfgang Von Halen, Brad Wilk, Pat Wilson, and a special appearance by Chevy Metal.

Fans will be excited to learn that even more performers are expected to be announced at a later date.

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See The Line-Up For The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert In London!

The London show will include performers Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, and Chevy Metal.

The tribute concert will also include a special appearance by “The Closer” comedian Dave Chappelle. More performers are expected to be announced for the London show as well.

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“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in the UK chosen by the Hawkins family, the Foo Fighters added in a follow-up tweet. “Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly.”

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