Wolfgang Van Halen joined Dave Grohl, Josh Freese (Devo, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails) and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness to perform scorching covers of Van Halen’s “On Fire” and “Hot For Teacher” at today’s Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium!
“It should come as no surprise that Taylor Hawkins was a huge fucking Van Halen fan,” said Grohl, who performed bass duties during the set. “Didn’t you see those tights he would wear every night? Well, we’re lucky enough to have with us tonight a real Van Halen.”
Foo Fighters covered Van Halen often in concert with “Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love” a staple of the band’s 2015 setlist.
The concert, presented by Foo Fighters and the late drummer’s family, also featured fellow drum legends like Lars Ulrich and Stewart Copeland, surviving Rush members, Brian May, Kesha and many more.
Watching this footage is incredible! Wolf’s face is beaming with happiness and pride and, as we always knew, he’s more than capable of playing his dad’s music when the occasion calls for it.
Watch Wolf performing Van Halen’s “On Fire” and “Hot For Teacher” below!