Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Nominated For Emmys
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A major Emmy Award nomination has been made for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert that took place at London’s Wembley Stadium last summer. The concert, which paid homage to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, was watched live by 90,000 people inside the stadium and millions more on YouTube and Paramount+ worldwide.
In the United States, CBS Television Network aired highlights from the tribute concert on September 3rd, while MTV broadcast a one-hour special on September 4th, followed by a longer two-hour compilation later in the month.
Directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten for EP-PIC Films & Creative, the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert has been nominated in the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special category at the Emmys.
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium, Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming With Dave Letterman, and the venerable US program Saturday Night Live are among the contenders in this category. On September 18, 2023, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will announce the winner.
The concert featured performances from Hawkins’ bandmates, friends, and other artists, including his 16-year-old son Shane, making it a six-hour show filled with stellar performances and touching moments.
The Foo Fighters, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Paul McCartney, Wolfgang Van Halen, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Nile Rodgers, Violet Grohl, James Gang, Supergrass, Nandi Bushell, Liam Gallagher, and many others all performed at Wembley.
Additionally, there was a second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, on September 27th, which featured performances from many of the same artists as Wembley, as well as Miley Cyrus, Pink, Nancy Wilson, Jack Black, and Alanis Morissette.
Check out one of the memorable performances below.