Friday, August 21, will mark what would have been Clash frontman Joe Strummer’s 68th birthday. In honor of the late singer, a slew of artists are set to cover his songs during a special live streaming event. A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer will feature appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Cherry Glazerr, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Lucinda Williams, Tom Morello, Josh Homme, Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes, and more, as well as appearances from Shepard Fairey and Mystery Train co-stars Steve Buscemi and Sara Driver, along with that film’s director Jim Jarmusch. There will also be never-before-seen footage of the man himself, Joe Strummer.
“To see so many musicians and artists come forward to honor Joe is really touching,” said Joe’s wife, Lucinda Tait, in a press statement. “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.”
A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer, presented by Gates of the West & Dark Horse Records, will take place this Friday, August 21, at noon PST. Watch it live below.