Belgian rock band Black Box Revelation is commemorating the one-year anniversary of Taylor Hawkins' death with a 100-drummer cover of Foo Fighters hit "My Hero." The massive cover was filmed at Sportpaleis Antwerp, which became the last Belgian venue that Foo Fighters played prior to Hawkins' death.
"Taylor Hawkins was the best drummer of our times," wrote Black Box Revelation in a statement. "Honoring him with this tribute was an experience we will never forget."
"It's the first time I played together with 100 other drummers," added Gino Kesteloot, one of the participating drummers. "It sounded great, I even got goosebumps all over my body! Wonderful to honor our hero this way."
Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25, 2022. Only now has Foo Fighters begun to return to the stage with a handful of festival announcements this year, though no new drummer (or live fill-in drummer) has been announced. In addition to the festival appearances, Foo Fighters also has a handful of solo dates coming up.
5/24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
6/14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
6/16 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Foo Fighters released a statement on New Year's Eve 2022 saying "we know that we're going to be a different band going forward" after the tragic and sudden death of Hawkins.
"As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish the most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us," said the band in the statement.
"Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we're going to be a different band going forward.
"We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – he'll be there in spirit with all of us every night."