Paul McCartney Shares Tribute For Taylor Hawkins
Paul McCartney on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Youtube
Sir Paul McCartney shared an emotional message to the late drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters on his Facebook timeline. The post can be viewed here.
Last March 25, the drummer tragically died at the age of 50, in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia. No cause of death was revealed, although a preliminary toxicology report reveals that there are 10 different substances inside Hawkins’ system around the time of his death.
Dozens of artists paid their tributes to the star, including McCartney, who wrote a heartfelt tribute to the drummer. The story revolved around the time the Foo Fighters requested Macca’s presence in their 2017 album, Concrete and Gold, where he played drums in the track, “Sunday Rain,” which had Hawkins as the lead vocalist.
“Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him,” McCartney wrote. “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… This request came from a group with TWO amazing drummers! It was an incredible session and cemented my relationship with Taylor and the guys.”
He added the moment when he inducted the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; after, they played The Beatles’ song, “Get Back” where Hawkins played a magnificent 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.” He thanked Taylor before ending his message.
Listen to “Sunday Rain” here.