Taylor Hawkins tribute concert to be live-streamed!
London, UK - Fans of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will be able to tune in live as some of music’s biggest stars take part in a tribute concert next month.
Paramount+ and MTV’s YouTube channels will live-stream The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert on September 3 as the Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Lars Ulrich, the drummers’ son Shane Hawkins, and more perform at Wembley Stadium in England.
"Music is a powerful connector, and we are honoured to commemorate Taylor Hawkins’ enduring legacy by bringing together Paramount’s portfolio of brands and assets to build even deeper connections with his global fan base," Bob Bakish, the president and CEO of Paramount, said in a statement.
Hawkins died in March at the age of 50, while on tour with his band in Bogotá, Colombia. While no cause of death was officially established, the official toxicology report revealed a cocktail of drugs in his system.
Big names pay tribute to beloved drummer
The tribute concert begins at 11:30 AM EDT, and will also be live-streamed internationally by Pluto TV. Highlights from the show will air on CBS on the night of September 3.
Other big names scheduled for the concert include John Paul Jones and Kesha, while comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle will also make special appearances.
"Taylor was not only an incredible drummer and musician but truly one of the most passionate super fans of music the world has seen," Viacom executive Bruce Gillmer said Wednesday.
"His infectious energy and unique talent will continue to live on through his vast body of work."
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