King Princess pays tribute to Taylor Hawkins during ‘Tonight Show’ performance

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King Princess paid tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during a performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Tuesday.

The “1950” artist played a rendition of the song “Let Us Die” alongside a drummer whose kit featured “Taylor” printed on the front. You can watch the “Let Us Die”Tonight Show performance streaming now on YouTube.

The studio version of “Let Us Die,” which appears on the new King Princess album Hold on Baby, features drums recorded by Hawkins before his unexpected death earlier this year.

King Princess, born Mikaela Straus, previously spoke about the collaboration during an interview with Apple Music 1, calling the experience “emotional” and “crazy.”

Following Hawkins’ passing in March, Straus reached out to Hawkins’ team, who gave their approval to release the song.

Hawkins, by the way, would often use his kit to pay tribute to his favorite artists, including writing “Charlie R.I.P.” on his bass drum following the death of The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

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