Taylor Hawkins tribute gigs add Metallica, AC/DC members to lineup

A host of new artists have joined the bill for upcoming gigs in memory of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Taylor Hawkins playing the drums

The Foo Fighters have released updated lineups for shows in London and Los Angeles in memory of their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died suddenly at the age of 50 in March this year.

The band, together with Hawkins’ family, announced the two memorial gigs last week, which are due to take place at Wembley Stadium on 3rd September before moving to LA’s Kia Forum on 27th September.

Previously announced artists at the London show include Liam Gallagher and Mark Ronson, who will play alongside Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May, Supergrass and a host of others.

LA’s tribute will instead see contributions from Miley Cyrus and Alanis Morissette, along with members of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Both dates will host Krist Novoselic from Nirvana, Pink and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

Joining the already packed lineup for the London show will be Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, Blink-182‘s Travis Barker, AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, Kesha and Dave Grohl‘s daughter, Violet. Across the Atlantic will see Ulrich, Barker and Grohl play alongside Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and many more.

Details of a livestream of both shows have also been revealed, with Paramount+ taking on streaming rights in the US and MTV’s YouTube channel bringing the show worldwide. Check out the full lineup for both concerts below.


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A statement on the Foo Fighters’ website says: “As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over. Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolised.

“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.”

Hawkins’ wife Alison also shared her appreciation for her husband’s fans online. “My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.”

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