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Adam Schlesinger tribute concert announced featuring Courtney Love, Patrick Carney & more

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A virtual tribute concert to the late Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger will premiere May 5.

The event was organized by Schlesinger’s FoW band mate, Jody Porter, and will feature performances and appearances by Courtney Love, The Black KeysPatrick Carney, R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck, The Smashing PumpkinsJames Iha, Dashboard Confessional‘s Chris Carrabba, Motion City Sountrack‘s Justin Pierre, Sean Ono Lennon, Hanson‘s Taylor Hanson, and The MonkeesMicky Dolenz, among many others.

“This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince,” Porter says.

The concert will premiere via the Rolling Live streaming platform. For ticket info, visit RollingLiveStudios.com.

Proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the New York City venue The Bowery Electric, where many of the performances for the tribute will be filmed.

Schlesinger died in April 2020 of complications from COVID-19 at age 52. In addition to Fountains of Wayne, Schlesinger was also known for his work in the TV and film world, writing songs for projects including Josie and the Pussycats and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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