Courtney Love, Chris Carrabba & More to Perform at 'Adam Schlesinger: A Musical Celebration' Livestream

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Adam Schlesinger photographed in New York on Sept. 23, 2019.

An all-star lineup of rock and pop musicians have signed on for the virtual "Adam Schlesinger: A Music Celebration," taking place on May 5.

The tribute to the late Emmy-winning Fountains of Wayne/Ivy singer/bassist, who died at 52 from coronavirus complications on April 1, 2020, will feature a wide-ranging group of performers playing songs from his catalog of original pop nuggets led by his FoW bandmate guitarist Jody Porter.

Among the performers filmed at New York's Bowery Electric and other locations playing Schlesinger's music, as well as telling stories will be: Mickey Dolenz (Monkees), Sean Ono Lennon, Courtney Love, Jody Porter and the Berlin Waltz, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), James Iha (Tinted Windows/Smashing Pumpkins), Taylor Hanson (Tinted Windows/Hanson), Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Butch Walker, Estzer Balint (Louie/Stranger Than Paradise), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Mike Viola, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Britta Phillips, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Peter Buck ( R.E.M.) with Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5).

The event will also feature concert footage and shout-outs, with Porter saying in a statement, "This is a proper musical send-off for my soul brother with a bunch of talented and groovy guests that would make Adam wince."

Also slated to appear are: Joe McGinty, John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening), Robert Schwartzman (Rooney), Bambi Kino, Kelly Buchanan, Eddie Baranek (The Sights), Drew Carey, Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys) with Justin Pierre (Motions City Soundtrack) and Geoff Sanoff, Diane Gentile, John Brodeur (Birdstreets) and more guests to be announced later.

Schlesinger was an Emmy-, Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner, as well as a Tony- and Golden Globe nominee and executive music producer of the hit TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

"Adam Schlesinger: A Music Celebration Virtual Show" will premiere at 8:00 p.m. ET on May 5 on the Rolling Live platform; tickets are available here with net proceeds going to MusiCares and to the pandemic-closed Bowery Electric venue that recently re-opened at limited capacity.

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