The Foo Fighters have announced the lineup for both Taylor Hawkins tribute shows taking place in September. The September 3rd show taking place at Wembley Stadium will feature the surviving members of the Foo Fighters with Liam Gallagher, Josh Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Supergrass, and Mark Ronson, among others. Dave Chappelle is billed as a special guest. Others that will be on the London bill include Wolfgang Van Halen, the Police’s Stewart Copeland and the Taylor Hawkins cover band Chevy Metal. The shows will benefit charities to be announced later, according to the band. On September 27th, the tribute show will be in L.A. at the Kia Forum. Performers that night include the surviving members of the Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Joan Jett, Brian May of Queen, Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and more.
Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family announced the tribute shows earlier this month. At the time, Taylor Hawkins’ wife Alison said, “Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.” She continued, “In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.” Hawkins died in March at the age of 50. He was on the road with Foo Fighters at the time in Bogotá, Colombia, for a performance at Festival Estéreo Picnic. An official cause of death is still pending.