Nile Rodgers, John Paul Jones Added To Taylor Hawkins Tribute Line-Up
The shows will take place on September at London’s Wembley Stadium and 27 September at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. Both concerts will benefit charities chosen by the Hawkins family.
A statement reads: “Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family are happy to welcome the following newly added guest artists to The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.
London at Wembley Stadium: John Paul Jones, Alain Johannes, Nandi Bushell, Nile Rodgers, Krist Novoselic, Greg Kurstin and a special appearance by Chris Rock
Los Angeles at The Kia Forum: P!NK, LeAnn Rimes, John Paul Jones, Alain Johannes, Nancy Wilson, Krist Novoselic and Greg Kurstin
More guest artists to be announced!”
The newly announced acts join an already impressive line-up across the two gigs.
The London concert will feature Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Supergrass and Dave Chappelle. The Inglewood concert line-up includes Miley Cyrus, Gene Simmons, Alanis Morissette, Nikki Sixx and Luke Spiller. Both concerts will feature Stewart Copeland, Geddy Lee, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Roger Taylor, Chris Chaney, Wolfgang Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal and the surviving members of Foo Fighters.
A statement on the Foo Fighters website reads, “Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.
“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 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.”