Watch Taylor Hawkins sing Queen's Somebody To Love at his final Foo Fighters show

Taylor Hawkins behind the kit
(Image credit: Lollapolooza Argentina/YouTube)

In the days that have followed the tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in Bogatá, Columbia on Friday, social media has been filled with tributes from fans and fellow musicians. 

Many fans have posted clips of Hawkins in action, and none have been as popular as one of the drummer at his final show with the band, filmed at Lollapalooza Argentina, which took place at the Hipódromo de San Isidro in San Isidro, 30km north of Buenos Aires city centre.

After Miley Cyrus headlines the first night of the three day event and The Strokes the second, Foo Fighters perform for 100,000 fans on the third, and – 12 songs into their set – Hawkins takes centre stage, singing a version of Queen's 1976 classic Somebody To Love as Dave Grohl retreats to the drum stool. 

The footage is joyous. Grohl introduces his drummer, saying, "You know, the best thing about Taylor Hawkins – he's the best drummer in the world, we love him so fuckin' much." Hawkins then comes to the front of the stage, so that the audience can "see his pants." 

The pair embrace, Grohl switches places, and Hawkins tells the crowd, "I fuckin' love Dave Grohl, man. I'd be delivering pizzas if it wasn't for Dave Grohl. I'd be managing the drum department at a Guitar Center if it wasn't for Dave Grohl."

Hawkins then engages the crowd in some Freddie Mercury-style call and response, before the band play Somebody To Love. It's a little ragged, and Hawkins' voice is a little hoarse, but his love for the song and for what he's doing absolutely shines through. There's a drum solo, backing singer Samantha Sidley does the heavy lifting on Freddie's climactic vocal finale, and everyone comes in for a very big finish. 

The full Foo Fighters setlist from Lollapalooza Argentina is below. 

Foo Fighters setlist - Lollapalooza at Hipódromo de San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina, March 20 2022 

Times Like These
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
No Son of Mine
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Shame Shame
My Hero
These Days
Somebody to Love
All My Life
Best of You
Been Caught Stealing (Jane’s Addiction cover with Perry Farrell)
Monkey Wrench

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.