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Members of Queen, police rush to honor the memory of Taylor Hawkins | entertainment news

MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – A tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in London will feature Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Oasis’s Liam Gallagher and comedian Dave Chappelle. .

Other announced members include Chris Cheney of Jane’s Addiction, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Omar Hakim, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen and Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal.

The show will take place on September 3rd at London’s Wembley Stadium, with another scheduled for September 27th at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. Performers for the US concert will be announced at a later date. Both concerts will benefit charities selected by the Hawkins family.

Hawkins died on March 25 while touring South America with a rock band. He was 50.

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Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997, touring for the first time with the group in support of their second album, The Color & The Shape.

He made his recording debut with the Foo Fighters in 1999 on the song “There Is Nothing Left To Lose”. Hawkins played on every subsequent album by the band, including “One by One” and “In Your Honor”, as well as hits such as “Best of You”.

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