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Taylor Hawkins’ Wembley tribute concert to be streamed live

Taylor Hawkins’ tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in September is set to be streamed across Paramount+, with highlights to be broadcast via CBS and MTV. 

The Foo Fighters drummer died in March this year at the age of 50. 

The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert will welcome performances from Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Brian Johnson, Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Justin Hawkins, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich, Wolfgang Van Halen, son Shane Hawkins and more. 

Bob Bakish, president and chief executive of Paramount, said: “Music is a powerful connector, and we are honoured to commemorate Taylor Hawkins’ enduring legacy by bringing together Paramount’s portfolio of brands and assets to build even deeper connections with his global fan base. 

“From our broad mix of platforms to the universal strength of our brands, Paramount is uniquely positioned to maximise the reach and impact of content worldwide, and we look forward to sharing this meaningful music experience with audiences across every touchpoint.”

The full Wembley show 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. Highlights of the concert will be broadcast via CBS Television Network and MTV. 

Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for Paramount and chief content officer of music for Paramount+, added: “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.

“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 Wembley concert will take place September 3 while a second tribute concert will take place at Kia Forum in California on September 27. 

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