Joe Strummer Celebration

When Joe Strummer, co-founder of the Clash, passed away in 2002 at the age of 50, the music world mourned. But this Friday, August 21, what would have been Strummer’s 68th birthday, his friends, cohorts, and other legends of the rock scene will celebrate the guitarist and singer with a special live streamed charity event. The event will feature such rock luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. They’ll all showcase their talents in the special titled A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer starting at 3pm this Friday. As a way to honor Strummer, the event will raise funds for Save Our Stages, a charity that aids concert venue hit hard by this year’s pandemic. You can also see unearthed live footage of Strummer during the show which will stream live and for free on JoeStrummer.com.