Brian May reveals Taylor Hawkins’ widow Alison requested their wedding song at LA tribute show

A host of musical luminaries gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to pay tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, with Queen’s Brian May revealing a heartfelt request made to him.

The Los Angeles show, held at the Kia Forum, was actually the second tribute, with the first held in London, where May performed Queen’s 1975 hit Love Of My Life.

The 75-year-old guitarist revealed onstage at the event that he hadn’t originally planned to play the song that night, until he received a message from Taylor’s widow, Alison Hawkins.

Request: A host of musical luminaries gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, with Queen's Brian May revealing a heartfelt request that was made

Request: A host of musical luminaries gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, with Queen’s Brian May revealing a heartfelt request that was made

Message: The 75-year-old guitarist revealed onstage at the event that he hadn't originally planned to play the song that night, until he received a message from Taylor's widow, Alison Hawkins

Message: The 75-year-old guitarist revealed onstage at the event that he hadn't originally planned to play the song that night, until he received a message from Taylor's widow, Alison Hawkins

Message: The 75-year-old guitarist revealed onstage at the event that he hadn’t originally planned to play the song that night, until he received a message from Taylor’s widow, Alison Hawkins

When May took the stage at the Kia Forum, she revealed why she decided to play this song for the audience.

‘I wasn’t going to sing this song tonight because we all decided this was a party, and this was a time to celebrate, right? Then something happened,’ revealed May.

“I sang this song at Wembley (where the UK tribute was held) when we did this a couple of weeks ago and it’s a song written by a young man named Freddie Mercury,” May continued.

On stage: When May took the stage at the Kia Forum, she revealed why she decided to play this song for the audience.

On stage: When May took the stage at the Kia Forum, she revealed why she decided to play this song for the audience.

On stage: When May took the stage at the Kia Forum, she revealed why she decided to play this song for the audience.

“And I wasn’t going to, but then I got a text from Alison Hawkins,” he said of Taylor’s widow.

“And she was like, ‘Brian, I want you to do this song. I want everyone to do it for me. I want you to do it for me and Taylor because it was our song. They played it at our wedding. It was our wedding album,” she explained. May.

He added that Alison, who married Hawkins in 2005, requested that May also “have everyone sing it as my gift to the love of my life.”

Widow: 'And I wasn't going to, but then I got a text from Alison Hawkins,' she said of Taylor's widow

Widow: 'And I wasn't going to, but then I got a text from Alison Hawkins,' she said of Taylor's widow

Widow: ‘And I wasn’t going to, but then I got a text from Alison Hawkins,’ she said of Taylor’s widow

He then asked the crowd: ‘Do we do it? You all have to do it with me though, okay? If you don’t know the words you can hum, okay?

After the emotional performance, Alison took the stage with her daughters Annabelle, 13, and Everleigh, 8, as she blew a kiss to the audience.

Love Of My Life was one of 50 songs performed during the six-hour tribute concert at the Kia Forum.

Must?  So he asked the crowd: 'Do we do it?  You all have to do it with me though, okay?  If you don't know the words you can hum, okay?

Must?  So he asked the crowd: 'Do we do it?  You all have to do it with me though, okay?  If you don't know the words you can hum, okay?

Must? So he asked the crowd: ‘Do we do it? You all have to do it with me though, okay? If you don’t know the words you can hum, okay?

The full concert lineup included music legends such as Travis Barker, Joan Jett, Kesha, Lars Ulrich, Mark Ronson and many more.

There will also be a series of children of rock legends with Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie Van Halen) and more.

Taylor Hawkins passed away in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, in March, aged 50.

Lineup: The full lineup for the concert included music legends like Travis Barker, Joan Jett, Kesha, Lars Ulrich, Mark Ronson and many more.

Lineup: The full lineup for the concert included music legends like Travis Barker, Joan Jett, Kesha, Lars Ulrich, Mark Ronson and many more.

Lineup: The full lineup for the concert included music legends like Travis Barker, Joan Jett, Kesha, Lars Ulrich, Mark Ronson and many more.

Died: Taylor Hawkins passed away in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, in March, aged just 50.

Died: Taylor Hawkins passed away in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, in March, aged just 50.

Died: Taylor Hawkins passed away in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, in March, aged just 50.

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