Red Hot Chili Peppers pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest

The Foo Fighters had been scheduled to headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival but they cancelled all of their tour dates following their drummer Taylor's death on 25 March. The Red Hot Chili Peppers stepped in to replace them and made sure to honour Taylor during their set. The band's drummer Chad Smith had "Taylor" written on his bass drum, surrounded by a hawk silhouette similar to the tattoo Taylor had on his arm. At one point, Chad addressed the crowd and revealed Taylor's wife Alison and bandmate Dave Grohl were watching from the wings.

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