Bruce Springsteen, Bob Weir, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme have signed on for a live charity event paying tribute the life and work of the late Clash frontman, Joe Strummer. Ultimate Classic Rock reported the two-hour A Song For Joe: Celebrating The Life Of Joe Strummer will stream for free on Friday August 21st from 3 to 5 P.M. ET via JoeStrummer.com, with all donations directly benefiting Save Our Stages.
Also appearing on the special will be Dropkick Murphys, Butch Walker, Lucinda Williams, members of the Strokes, actors Steve Buscemi and Matt Dillon, politician Beto O’Rourk, with singer/songwriter Jesse Malin hosting the event.
Joe Strummer’s widow, Lucinda Tait said in the benefit’s announcement: “To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching. Community was always important to him. Whether it was playing music with friends, organizing all-night campfires or hijacking festivals, Joe was always focused on bringing people together. Even though we can’t all be in the same room together, I cannot think of a better way for us all to feel united. Joe would have loved this.”