RUSH and QUEEN members among performers at TAYLOR HAWKINS tribute concert
RUSH‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, OASIS‘s Liam Gallagher, QUEEN‘s Roger Taylor and Brian May, THE POLICE‘s Stewart Copeland, JANE’S ADDICTION‘s Chris Chaney, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s Joshua Homme, PRETENDERS‘ Chrissie Hynde, Dave Chappelle, MAMMOTH WVH‘s Wolfgang Van Halen, Omar Hakim and members of Hawkins’s covers band CHEVY METAL are among the artists who will come together with FOO FIGHTERS members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee and the Taylor Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3.
Tickets for the concert be available starting Friday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. local time.
Proceeds will benefit charities in both the U.K. and the U.S. chosen by the Hawkins family.
An official cause of death for Hawkins hasn’t yet been released. But on March 26, Colombia’s attorney general’s office released a preliminary toxicology report, saying that medical examiners found evidence of 10 types of substances in Hawkins’s body, including opioids, benzodiazepines, marijuana and antidepressants.
Hawkins joined FOO FIGHTERS in 1997. Prior to that, he played with the Orange County band SYLVIA and was also in the backing band for Sass Jordan. He also toured with Alanis Morissette as her drummer.
Hawkins’s most recent work with FOO FIGHTERS included last year’s “Medicine At Midnight” album, a collection of BEE GEES covers and FOO FIGHTERS‘ horror film “Studio 666”.