Oliver Shane Hawkins plays drums on ‘My Hero’ to honor late dad Taylor during Foo Fighters tribute

To him, dad was not so ordinary a hero.

The son of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins performed onstage in memory of his father Saturday night.

Sixteen-year-old Oliver Shane Hawkins played drums on “My Hero” at the “Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert.” in London.

Images of father and son were displayed on screens for the stadium to see as the song began, revealing the teen behind the drumset.

Musicians from around the world gathered in support of Hawkins, with various artists playing songs from Foo Fighters’ vast catalog.

Some musicians who joined the tribute were Blink-182’s Travis Barker, The Darkness’ Rufus Tiger Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet.

The tribute opened with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing his band’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Live Forever,” backed by the Foo Fighters with Grohl on drums, Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett on guitar and Nate Mendel on bass.

Oliver Shane Hawkins
Oliver Shane Hawkins, 16, performs “My Hero” in London Saturday.
The crowd cheered as a photo of Hawkins and his son was displayed on a screen behind the teen drummer.
The crowd cheered as a photo of Taylor and Oliver Shane Hawkins was displayed on a screen behind the stage.

Later, Grohl was seen breaking into tears as the singer performed “Times Like These.”

Hawkins died in Bogota, Colombia, on March 25 due to a cardiovascular collapse at the age of 50.

Dave Grohl and Oliver Shane Hawkins perform "My Hero" onstage in London.
Dave Grohl and Oliver Shane Hawkins perform “My Hero” onstage in London.
Taylor Hawkins
Hawkins, 50, died in Colombia on March 25.
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He left behind his wife Alison Hawkins and three children — Oliver Shane, Annabelle Hawkins, 13, and 8-year-old Everleigh Hawkins.

source: nypost.com