AC/DC's Brian Johnson says he's 'honoured' to play at Taylor Hawkins tribute show

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1 Sep 2022, 15:15

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Brian Johnson of AC/DC is just one of the acts set to perform at the massive Taylor Hawkins tribute show.

It will take place this weekend in London, and Johnson has released a statement ahead of the event.

"Okay here we go. Taylor was a lovely man, his smile was legend, his drumming intense and brilliant, and he could sing as well. When we gather to salute this man and his family, we do it as friends, we do it for him, and we do it with his band the Foo Fighters, who I know will do him proud.

He continued: "I'm honoured to be part of it."

The concert is taking place at Wembley Stadium this weekend, on Saturday, September 3.

He joins the likes of Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, The Darkness' Justin Hawkins, Blink 182's Travis Barker, The Pretenders' Martin Chambers, The Vandals Josh Freese, Dave Grohl's daughter Violet, James Gang and more.

Drumming sensation Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Queens Of The Stone Age's Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chevy Metal and special appearances by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are also on the bill.

If you can't attend in person, then the concert is being livestreamed by Paramount Plus.

A second tribute show will take place at the end of this month at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. 

Ticket and merchandise sales will benefit two charities that were chosen by the Hawkins family, including Music Support and MusiCares.