Last year’s absolutely incredible Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at London’s Wembley Stadium has been nominated for an Emmy.
Streamed via Paramount+ for the thousands of fans who couldn’t be there in person on September 3, the show has gone into the Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special category, where it faces up against the likes of U2’s Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming With Dave Letterman, and Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.
As well as a stunning show from Taylor’s bandmates in Foo Fighters, the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert hosted a huge number of special guests – from Lars Ulrich and Brian Johnson to young stars like Nandi Bushell and of course Taylor’s son Shane, whose performance of My Hero on drums left not one single dry eye in the house.
In the Kerrang! review of the show, we said: “As special a day as it’s been, as brilliant and inspired a celebration as Taylor’s friends have put together, it is absolutely gutting that something so wonderful exists for the reason it does. But as a way of sharing so much love and bringing people together to properly say goodbye to such a towering figure and wonderful musician as Taylor, it’s also a magnificent display of the joy of music and life.
“What a show. What a man. What a send-off.”
The 75th Annual Emmy Awards takes place on September 18.