Joe Strummer | photo by Michael Ochs / Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Dave Hause and more join Joe Strummer tribute livestream
The Clash’s Joe Strummer died in 2002. In honor of what would have been his 68th birthday this Friday, August 21, many of his musical peers and those who have been influenced by The Clash will perform in A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer. The two-hour livestream will also feature never-before-seen live footage of the legendary guitarist and songwriter.
The lineup includes Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Albert Hammond Jr. and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Lucinda Williams, Cherry Glazerr, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, Hinds, Dave Hause, and many more. Donations will benefit the Save Our Stages initiative to pass legislation to help independent venues that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching,” said Strummer’s wife, Lucinda Tait. “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.”
Tune in this Friday at 3 p.m. ET at joestrummer.com.