Foo Fighters pulled off an outstanding feat on Sept. 3, delivering an function for the ages at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in London that honored their late drummer.
Now, the band – and, additional specifically, its leader Dave Grohl – confront an even bigger obstacle: discovering a way to meet up with or exceed London’s triumph at the next function on Sept. 27 at Los Angeles’ Forum.
The live performance is established to be a further star-studded affair, with a mix of new famed faces, alongside with returning artists from the Wembley Stadium gig.
Here’s a glance at what we know about the next Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert, together with a number of concerns we cannot hold out to get answered.
There is a decidedly Stadium Tour tone to the new functions undertaking in L.A. With the thriving summer season trek getting now occur to a shut, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Joan Jett all agreed to execute at the second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is one more new addition, as are Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and Kiss’ Gene Simmons. There will be a more robust feminine existence at the L.A. display, with Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, Leann Rimes, Pink and Heart’s Nancy Wilson in the lineup. Purple Scorching Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk and Weezer’s Patrick Wilson are among the the drummers completely ready to jump behind the kit.
The London clearly show opened with a rousing overall performance by Liam Gallagher, but the Oasis singer will not show up at the Los Angeles party. Furthermore, Chrissie Hynde and Martin Chambers of the Pretenders will be absent in L.A. Brian Johnson, who delivered a established of AC/DC classics at Wembley Stadium, will not execute possibly. Even now, possibly the most important hole will be felt by the absence of Justin Hawkins. The Darkness singer was a jack-of-all-trades at the initial party, performing with the Coattail Riders, Wolfgang Van Halen and Johnson in a memorable – if uncomfortable – duet. Supergrass, Kesha, Nile Rodgers and Nandi Bushell are amongst the other London performers who will not participate in the L.A. present.
Who’s Coming Back again
In addition to Foo Fighters, there will be a handful of holdovers from the London party. Between them were Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, as very well as Brian Might and Roger Taylor (Rush and Queen were being two of Hawkins’ major influences). The reunited James Gang will make a 2nd effectiveness in L.A., and considering the fact that Josh Homme and John Paul Jones are when once again on the invoice, it can be safe to think there will be one more Them Crooked Vultures set. Stewart Copeland, Travis Barker, Chris Chaney, Chevy Steel, Josh Freese, Omar Hakim, Shane Hawkins, Greg Kurstin, Mark Ronson, Luke Spiller, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich and Wolfgang Van Halen round out the list of returning artists.
5 Lingering Concerns:
Where’s Krist Novoselic?
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic was on the declared lineup for the London clearly show, top a lot of fans to assume he would sign up for forces with Grohl and Pat Smear for a couple of grunge classics. But Novoselic was a no-exhibit at Wembley Stadium, with no explanation as to why (the bassist deleted his social media accounts earlier this calendar year, so he was mum). Provided the intercontinental journey concerned, it’s attainable the bassist’s absence was as easy as a canceled flight. His title stays on the L.A. lineup.
Who will Lars Ulrich participate in with?
Observing the Metallica drummer gleefully rock out at the rear of Johnson and Grohl in the course of a set of AC/DC materials was one of the highlights of the London demonstrate. This time all-around, the arrangement is significantly less noticeable. Could Ulrich be a part of forces with Butler for some Sabbath classics? Would pairing with Cyrus – who coated “Nothing Else Matters” on 2021’s The Metallica Blacklist – be out of the query? We may perhaps not know right up until showtime.
Who’s singing with Wolfgang Van Halen?
Justin Hawkins performed with Grohl, Wolfgang Van Halen and Josh Freese to provide a pair of Van Halen classics in London. With the Darkness singer out for the L.A. gig, who could handle vocals? The dream situation would be David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar stepping up to the mic both singers have labored with the Foos in the past. Of the vocalists we already know will be there, Bach appears to be the likeliest contender. The previous Skid Row singer was an avid Van Halen enthusiast and was at the time briefly considered as a alternative for Hagar. Skid Row also toured with Van Halen, opening for the band for the duration of a operate of demonstrates in 1995.
Paul McCartney once again?
It’s always a thrill whenever the famous Beatle helps make an appearance, and Paul McCartney’s general performance all through the London tribute clearly show was indeed exclusive. He performed renditions of “Helter Skelter” and “Oh! Darling” with Foo Fighters, which also showcased Hynde. McCartney owns a home in the Hollywood Hills and spends quite an quantity of time in L.A., so it would not be unheard of for him to demonstrate up at the Forum present. But even if McCartney does make a 2nd visual appearance, do not hope his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr to be part of him. The drummer will be touring in Canada on the working day of the display.
Who else may display up?
Grohl has an comprehensive Rolodex of legendary friends, and he’s not scared to invite all of them to rock. Tenacious D has prolonged been in the Foo Fighters’ orbit and done with the band during Grohl’s 2015 birthday bash (also held at the Forum). Elton John, who appeared in a online video concept during the Wembley present, has a break during touring on the day and would be a headline-grabbing addition. Hawkins idolized Jane’s Habit, who are L.A. centered and in the midst of rehearsals prior to a tumble tour. Moreover, bassist Chaney will now be there. Appears like Perry Farrell and the band could easily squeeze in a pair of vintage Jane’s tunes. And then there’s Ozzy Osbourne, who has occur roaring back again to doing just lately. Hawkins often covered Black Sabbath with his band Chevy Metal, and bassist Butler has by now been introduced as section of the concert’s lineup. Could the Prince of Darkness make an visual appeal? When it will come to an event like this, no guess is far too outlandish.
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