John Paul Jones will perform at a pair of tribute concerts to honour Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
It was announced on June 17 that Jones has been added to the line-ups for the September 3 and September 27 tribute concerts that will be held in London and Los Angeles respectively.
The shows are being held to remember Hawkins, who died in Colombia on March 25.
Jones and Jimmy Page performed with Hawkins and the Foo Fighters in London on June 7, 2008 when they joined the band on stage at Wembley Stadium. Together, they performed “Rock And Roll” (with Hawkins on vocals) and then “Ramble On”. Those performances were later released on the Foo Fighters’ Live at Wembley Stadium DVD.
Writing on Facebook on March 26, Jones paid tribute to Hawkins, calling him “a lovely man and a great drummer,” adding “We will miss you.”
The addition of Jones to the London line-up means all three core members of Them Crooked Vultures will perform on the day.
The band comprised Jones, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Alain Johannes, who joined the band for live performances. All four Them Crooked Vultures members are scheduled to perform at both tribute concerts.
The September 3 performance is set to be Jones’ first live performance before an audience since February 8, 2020 when he played at a charity concert in Todos Santos, Mexico.