Even more artists have signed on to appear at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert sset for next September in London and Los Angeles. Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, died on March 25th at age 50 after suffering an alleged drug overdose in Columbia.
Loudersound.com reported Dave Grohl‘s Nirvana bandmate, bassist Krist Novoselic, Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones, Nile Rodgers, Pink, Foo Fighters’ producer Greg Kurstin, former Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes, and 12-year-old drum prodigy Nandi Bushell will be on board for the September 3rd show at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The September 27th show at The Forum in L.A. will now also include Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus, and Joan Jett.
- London’s Wembley Stadium tribute will feature Queen‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Stewart Copeland, Wolfgang Van Halen, Liam Gallagher, Josh Homme, Mark Ronson, Rufus Taylor, Omar Hakim, Supergrass, and Hawkins’ Chevy Metal bandmates Chris Chaney, Lia, and comedian Dave Chapelle.
- The L.A. Forum concert will feature essentially the same lineup with the addition of Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Miley Cyrus, Alanis Morissette, Luke Spiller, Jon Theodore, Brad Will, and Pat Wilson. Additional performers will soon be announced.
- Taylor Hawkins, who was born in Texas and raised in California broke on the national scene as Alanis Morrisette‘s drummer on her massive world tour behind her 1995 blockbuster, Jagged Little Pill.
- Since joining the Foo Fighters in 1997 he performed on the band’s classic run of albums — There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014), Saint Cecilia (2015), Concrete And Gold (2017), and Medicine At Midnight (2021).
- Starting in 2006, Hawkins released a trio of albums with his solo set, Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders and in 2013 formed the cover band, Chevy Metal.
CHECK IT OUT: Taylor Hawkins fronting Foo Fighters featuring drummer Rufus Taylor on October 28th, 2017 performing “Under Pressure” live in New Orleans: