Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins London tribute concert to include Brian May, Liam Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde

Rich Fury/Getty Images North America/TNS
·1 min read

The Foo Fighters are compiling an A-list roster for a London tribute concert to late drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The guest list for the Sept. 3 Wembley Stadium show includes Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Chrissie Hynde, Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Supergrass, Mark Ronson, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Omar Hakim, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen and Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal, the band announced Wednesday.

Comedian Dave Chappelle is also on the guest list.

Hawkins, 50, was found dead in his Colombia hotel room in late March from a suspected drug overdose, found with opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants and THC in his system.

The Foo Fighters announced the tribute concerts last week, the first in London and the second at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.

“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 idolized,” the band said in a statement.

“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.”

———