Foo Fighters’ UK tribute to Taylor, in a word: impassioned

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters looks on at Taylor Hawkins this past February at the Innings Festival in Arizona. (PHOTO: USA TODAY NETWORK)

To say that it is difficult to rank the best moments of the UK version of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show is an understatement — which, in itself, should tell you the amazing display of love musicians from across all genres and generations showed last night for the the band’s late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

How about a teenage Shane Hawkins taking his father’s place?

Or Dave Grohl — with pure raw emotion on display in “Times Like These”?

Pitchfork runs down the highlights from the all-star tribute, which included a surprise appearance from Sir Paul McCartney, among other musical legends. And check out some of the video clips below. Don’t forget, the US version is still to come — September 27th at the Kia Forum in L.A.