Last night (September 27th), rock royalty gathered in simultaneous celebration and mourning to honor the life of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who suddenly died earlier this year at age 50. Following the tribute show at London's Wembley Arena earlier this month, the L.A. event was the second of two star-studded performance spectacles featuring famous friends and admirers of Hawkins.
One of the most surprising moments was when Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunited onstage to play "YYZ" with TOOL drummer Danny Carey filling in on the kit for the legendary Neil Peart, who sadly died in 2020.
Carey is a notorious Rush fan who's covered the band in the past, so it must've been an experience of a lifetime for him to sit in with them and bang through the Moving Pictures standout. Before Carey joined the prog pioneers, Foo Fighters frontman (and former Nirvana drummer) Dave Grohl and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith took turns playing with Rush — performing "2112 Part I: Overture" and "Working Man," respectively.
Also, the whole segment was introduced by none other than actor and Tenacious D frontman Jack Black. See video of the entire Rush performance above and below. In the above YouTube video, Carey comes out at around the 12:30 mark.