Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To Taylor Hawkins
Paul McCartney, a longtime friend of the Foo Fighters, took to social media to salute the late-Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on March 25th at age 50 after suffering an alleged drug overdose in Columbia. McCartney had contributed to the Foos’ 2017 album, Concrete And Gold, and in 2021 inducted the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where he joined them onstage.
McCartney’s post read:
Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him. Not only was he a GREAT drummer but his personality was big and shiny and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to live and work alongside him.
I was asked by the Foo Fighters to play on one of their tracks. It turned out that they wanted me to play drums! – on one of Taylor’s songs. This request came from a group with TWO amazing drummers! It was an incredible session and cemented my relationship with Taylor and the guys. Later they asked if I would induct them into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame. I sang with them on ‘Get Back’. Taylor provided a powerhouse drum part. I’ll never forget that night. All of which made it much more of a desperately sad shock to hear he had died.
So thanks Taylor for sharing some glorious minutes with me. You were a true Rock and Roll hero and will always remain in my heart.
God bless his family and band – Love Paul X