The Foo Fighters will pay tribute to drummer Taylor Hawkins with a special concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday with a star-studded line-up.
The event celebrates the late musician’s “monolithic talent and compelling personality” and marks the band’s first performance since the 50-year-old died in his Columbia hotel room in March.
Liam Gallagher, Queen guitarist Brian May and Nile Rodgers will perform at the concert.
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Drummers from world-famous bands such as Queen’s Roger Taylor, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, and The Pretenders’ Martin Chambers are all on board.
Hawkins’ son Shane, Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet, pop star Kesha, The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins and The Struts’ Luke Spiller will also appear.
The evening will feature a special set by American comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.
Directed by Joel Gallen and produced by EP-PIC Films and Creative’s Emer Patten, the show is available both live and streamed on Paramount+ and MTV’s YouTube channel.
Proceeds from the concert ticket and merchandise sales were donated to Music Support and MusiCares charities chosen by the Hawkins family to support the event.
Hawkins has been playing with Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee in a band led by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl for over 20 years.
Joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after touring with Alanis Morissette. Hawkins also starred alongside the band in the recently released film, Studio 666.
After his death in March, the band canceled scheduled tour dates and a scheduled performance at the Grammy Awards.
The band won all three awards they were nominated for at the 64th Annual Awards, but did not attend.
The London show will be followed by a second concert at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum on September 27, featuring Alanis Morissette and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith.