In the world we live in, everything and every one is remembered in their own unique way. John Paul Jones has reunited with Them Crooked Vultures after their September 3rd show in London, and the LA show was in remembrance of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Jones, along with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and touring member Alain Johannes, played three songs at the September 27 tribute show. The three songs were A cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, their own song “Dead End Friends” and then Queens of the Stone Age’s “Long Slow Goodbye”.
Ross Halfin wrote, “A night at the Forum for Taylor Hawkins, and it was slightly emotional for me to see my picture blown up on the side of the venue with Taylor wearing my t-shirt. The highlight of the show for me was seeing the surviving members of Soundgarden with Taylor Momsen singing. Of all the Seattle bands, Soundgarden were my absolute favourite. I spent the rest of the evening in the company of friends and it’s funny, at times like these you realise how many friends you really have – excuse the bad pun. I was chatting with John Paul Jones who told me that he hadn’t been in this venue for 45 years, and here and Madison Square Garden were his two favourite venues to play here in America. #rosshalfin #taylorhawkinstribute.”
Life can be fatal and it leaves behind only two things, memories and memoirs. The life we live leaves a lasting impression on the kind of person we are, and how we impact others means a lot to the world. There’s nothing wrong with remembering someone whom you have lost because it’s the only memory you can have of them after they are gone.
Them Crooked Vultures — Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones — reunited at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
They played "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Dead End Friends," and "Long Slow Goodbye."#TaylorHawkinsTribute pic.twitter.com/whkF6bOgzp
— CONSEQUENCE (@consequence) September 28, 2022
Dead End Friends!
First time Them Crooked Vultures have played it in well over decade
#TaylorHawkinsTribute @foofighters #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/ZZU2stdxue
— Brandon Ortega (@Brandega) September 28, 2022
This tribute filled people with mixed emotions which were also displayed on the micro-blogging site Twitter. People never react negatively to such situations, because when life is lost or when it is on the line, only happiness and satisfaction matters. It can be achieved through the life of someone who wants to be healthy, or someone who wants to be remembered by the tunes of the guitar or their band.
How do you remember Taylor Hawkins? Sound off in the comments.