Quick Takes 7/11/22

  • Oliver Shane Hawkins‘ the 16-year-old son of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins saluted his dad at a July 4th barbecue. Oliver was filmed drumming with local teens, named the Alive, as the tore through the Foo Fighters classic, “My Hero.” (NBC)

  • At Saturday’s (July 9th) concert at London’s Hyde Park, Pearl Jam was joined by former-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Marr hopped onstage mid-set for a run-through of Neil Young and Pearl Jam’s tune “Throw Your Hatred Down” and re-joined the band for the show-closing cover of the Who‘s classic, “Baba O’Riley.” (Rolling Stone)

  • David Lee Roth has posted his first new music since 2020. The new ballad, featuring piano, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, and organ is titled “Pointing At The Moon.” There’s no word as to whether this is a taster for an upcoming studio set.

  • Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke joined Porno For Pyros onstage on July 7th at L.A.’s The Belasco. He performed on the Janes Addiction tune “1%” and the Porno’s “Bad S***.” The show was the first in 25 years to feature the band’s original lineup: frontman Perry Farrell, drummer Stephen Perkins, guitarist Peter DiStefano, and bassist Martyn LeNoble. (Blabbermouth)