Paramount has partnered with the Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family for a global music event, The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert.
The concert will feature some of the biggest names in music to celebrate the life of the late Foo Fighters drummer. Artists slated to perform include: Travis Barker, Nandi Bushell, Martin Chambers, Chris Chaney, Chevy Metal, Stewart Copeland, Josh Freese, Liam Gallagher, James Gang, Violet Grohl, Omar Hakim, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, Brian Johnson, John Paul Jones, KESHA, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Luke Spiller, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich and Wolfgang Van Halen, with a special appearance by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
“Taylor was not only an incredible drummer and musician but truly one of the most passionate super fans of music the world has seen. His infectious energy and unique talent will continue to live on through his vast body of work,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for Paramount and CCO music for Paramount+. “Together with the Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family, we look forward to leveraging Paramount’s global scale to mirror Taylor’s worldwide impact through this special tribute concert for audiences everywhere.”
The concert will be captured live on Sept. 3 from Wembley Stadium in London. It will be available to stream live and on-demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including Paramount+, Pluto TV, and MTV Brand YouTube Channels globally at 11:30 AM EDT/4:30 PM BST. On-demand can be accessed on Sept. 3 and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of Sept. 5.