Watch Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London

Foo Fighters are honoring their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with an all-star tribute concert today (September 3) at London’s Wembley Stadium. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert kicked off at 11:30 am EST and is airing live on TV and online. Paramount will broadcast the event live on Paramount+ in the US, on Pluto TV internationally, and on MTV’s YouTube channels. The concert will also be available on-demand via Paramount+ starting September 3, with streaming options available on Pluto TV and MTV on-demand beginning the week of September 5.

Foo Fighters opened the show with a cover of Oasis’ “Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” with Liam Gallagher on lead vocals and Dave Grohl on drums. Immediately preceding that, Grohl gave a speech in Hawkins’ honor:

“Tonight we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life, the music, and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins. For those of you who knew him personally, you knew that nobody else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. For those of you who admired him from afar, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same thing. So tonight we’ve gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations to bring you a gigantic fucking night for a gigantic fucking person. So sing and dance and laugh and cry and fucking scream and make some fucking noise so he can hear us right now. Cause you know what? It’s going to be a long fucking night, right?”

Ahead of the concert, Foo Fighters revealed that a number of high-profile artists would also perform, many of whom were collaborators or friends with Hawkins. Taylor’s son Shane Hawkins, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, RUSH’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland are all slated to perform.

Also scheduled to appear at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert are Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Alain Johannes, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Nile Rodgers, Travis Barker, Kesha, Dave Chappelle, Josh Freese, members of Hawkins’ covers band Chevy Metal, and Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet Grohl.


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