Drummer Travis Barker, Lars Ulrich and Martin Chambers have been added to the lineup for the Wembley Stadium tribute concert in memory of Foo Fighters star Taylor Hawkins.
the trio he – from bands Blink-182, Metallica and The Pretenders respectively – joins an all-star pay group that already includes Liam Gallagher, Queen’s Brian May and celebrity Dave Chappelle.
New additions also include Hawkins’ son Shane, Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet, pop star Kesha, Justin Hawkins, frontman of The Darkness and Luke Spiller of The Struts.
Organizers also announced the show on Saturday, September 3 will be streamed live on Paramount+.
Directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten at EP-PIC Films and Creative, the full show will be available both live and on-demand.
Money from the sale of concert tickets and merchandise will go to the charities Music Support and MusiCares, selected by the Hawkins family.
The show will be followed by a second concert on September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
New additions to that show include bassist Geezer Butler, Barker and Ulrich of the Black Sabbath.
The performances are expected to be the band’s first since Hawkins was found dead at the age of 50 in his hotel room in Colombia in March.
No cause of death has been released, although a preliminary toxicology report revealed traces of 10 substances in his system, including opioids and marijuana.
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Hawkins has played in the band, preceded by Nirvana drummer turned lead vocalist Grohl, for over two decades.
He joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after a previous tour with Alanis Morissette. Hawkins also starred with the band in their recently released film, Studio 666.
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