After a long period of silence following the shocking death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in March, his surviving bandmates announced last week that they were partnering with the Hawkins family for two all-star tribute concerts honoring their fallen brother. The first is set to go down September 3rd at London's Wembley Stadium, while the other will take place September 27th at L.A.'s The Kia Forum.
The initial announcement described the performances as a union of the Foos and other famous fans and friends playing the songs that Hawkins "fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life." Today (June 15th), the band have unveiled the all-star cast of musicians who'll be joining them onstage in London.
The murderer's row of A-list stars included Queens of the Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May, Jane's Addiction's Chris Chaney, Mammoth WVH's Wolfgang Van Halen, Oasis' Liam Gallagher, The Police's Stewart Copeland, Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Omar Hakim, members of Hawkins' cover band Chevy Metal and comedian Dave Chappelle, who sang Radiohead's "Creep" with the Foos just last year at Madison Square Garden.
Stay tuned for an announcement about the performers at the L.A. show.