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Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones and Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic have joined the lineups for Foo Fighters‘ tribute concerts in honor of late drummer Taylor Hawkins, taking place in London and Los Angeles.
Other new additions include frequent Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes for both shows, as well as disco legend Nile Rodgers and viral kid music prodigy Nandi Bushell for London, and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson, pop star Pink and country and pop musician LeAnn Rimes for Los Angeles.
Additionally, Chris Rock will join fellow comedian Dave Chappelle at the London show.
Previously announced performers for both shows include QotSA’s Josh Homme, Queen‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Jane’s Addiction‘s Chris Chaney, Wolfgang Van Halen, The Police‘s Stewart Copeland, producer Mark Ronson and drummer/producer Omar Hakim.
Notably, Foo frontman Dave Grohl played with JPJ, Homme and Johannes in the long-inactive supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
The LA lineup also includes Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, KISS‘ Gene Simmons, Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith, The Struts‘ Luke Spiller, Rage Against the Machine‘s Brad Wilk and Weezer‘s Pat Wilson, while Liam Gallagher and Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders are exclusive to the London bill.
The guests will be “playing the songs that Taylor loved and created, with and alongside his FF brothers Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee,” a press release says.
The London concert takes place September 3 in Wembley Stadium, while the LA show will be held September 27 at the Kia Forum. For ticket info, visit FooFighters.com.
Ticket proceeds will be donated to charities in the U.S. and U.K. chosen by Hawkins’ family.
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