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Foo Fighters announce line-up for Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

Liam Gallagher, Dave Chappelle and Brian May will feature

By Sam Moore

Taylor Hawkins performs with Foo Fighters
Taylor Hawkins (Picture: Getty)

The Foo Fighters have announced the line-up for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert that is set to take place at Wembley Stadium on 3 September.

Dave Grohl and bandmates have enlisted an all-star cast of musicians to pay tribute to their drummer who died at the age of 50 on 25 March.

Among the notable names are Liam Gallagher who collaborated with Grohl on his recent number one album ‘C’mon You Know’.

Also scheduled to appear are Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor as well as The Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

The line-up also features eclectic names such as Mark Ronson, Chrissie Hynde and Geddy Lee, emphasising Hawkins’ broad popularity across music.

The concert will also feature an appearance from embattled Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme who has been accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife and children.

It was confirmed that controversial comedian Dave Chappelle will also be making a special guest appearance at the show.

Chappelle has been criticised recently for various jokes made at the expense of transgender people with the comedian labelling himself “team TERF” which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

Tickets for Hawkins’ tribute concert go on sale from 9am on 17 June.

The concert will benefit charities in the UK as selected by the Hawkins family.

The band also teased that future line-up announcements will be coming.

The Foo Fighters released a statement to their website which read: “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 idolised.

“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.”