Watch Lars Ulrich, Geezer Butler, Dave Grohl and Sebastian Bach team up for riotous Black Sabbath covers at Taylor Hawkins LA tribute show

Sebastian Bach, Lars Ulrich and Geezer Butler
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Unless you've been sitting in an underwater cave with ear muffs and no internet for the past twelve hours, you're probably aware that last night's epic tribute show for much-missed Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins took place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California.

The gig - the second of two tribute events following the spectacular Wembley Stadium show that took place earlier this month - saw many of rock, heavy metal and pop music's biggest names unite in honour of Hawkins, who died earlier this year aged 50.

As well as appearances from rock titans like Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk and Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, pop superstars Miley Cyrus, Pink and Kesha put in some stirring performances as they covered a host of legendary rock anthems.

Things took a decidedly heavier turn, however, when just over midway through the show, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach joined Dave Grohl and some of his Foo Fighters bandmates for a riotous run through two classic Black Sabbath bangers.

One of them was, of course, Paranoid, Sabbath's hallmark tune, but the other was a decidedly deeper cut - Supernaut, taken from 1972's Vol. 4 and a song that hadn't been played live by Sabbath themselves since way back in 1999.

Watch some fan-filmed footage of the highly entertaining Sabbath jam below, and head back to Louder's homepage for more on this historic show.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.