Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert (Live Blog)

11:35 a.m. – Foo Fighters join Liam Gallagher to perform “Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” and “Live Forever.” Dave Grohl is behind the drums and is already drenched.

11:30 a.m. – The concert begins with a touching photo tribute soundtracked by a recording of Foo Fighters’ “Aurora.”

Afterward, the surviving members of Foo Fighters take the stage to formally kick off the concert. Speaking on behalf of the band, Dave Grohl says: “Tonight, we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life, the music, and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother, Taylor Hawkins. For those of you knew him personally, you know no one else could make you smile, or laugh, or dance, or sing like he could. And for those of you who admired him from afar, I’m sure you all felt the same thing. So, tonight, we’ve gathered with family and his closest friends, his musical heroes and greatest inspirations, to bring you a gigantic fucking night for a gigantic fucking person. So, sing and dance and laugh and cry and fucking scream and make some fucking noise so he can hear us right now. Cause you know what, it’s going to be a long fucking night!”

Foo Fighters will pay tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, with an all-star tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. EST / 8:30 a.m. PST. For those who cannot be in attendance, there will be live television coverage of the concert in the US on Paramount+ and internationally on Pluto TV. Additionally, a global livestream will be shown on MTV’s YouTube channel (tune in below).

Consequence will also present a live blog of the concert, recapping all of the biggest moments for what is sure to be a memorable and emotional evening.

Foo Fighters will be joined by a bevy of special guests, many of whom counted Hawkins as a close friend and/or inspiration. The confirmed guest list includes RUSH’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Liam Gallagher, Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, The Police’s Stewart Copeland, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Alain Johannes.

Also slated to appear are Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Dave Chappelle, Nandi Bushell, Nile Rodgers, Wolfgang Van Halen, Travis Barker, James Gang, Kesha, Omar Hakim, Josh Freese, members of Hawkins’ covers band Chevy Metal, Violet Grohl, and Taylor’s son, Shane Hawkins.

Tickets and merchandise sales from both shows will benefit charities chosen by the Hawkins family: Music Support and MusiCares.

As you wait for the concert to begin, revisit our essay on why Taylor Hawkins was the ultimate musician’s musician, and fan’s fan.

Liam Gallagher – Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
Liam Gallagher – Live Forever