Paul McCartney Shares Emotional Tribute To Taylor Hawkins


Paul McCartney has become the latest musician to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins, who died last week aged 50.

Paul McCartney once collaborated with Foo Fighters on their album ‘Concrete And Gold’ which arrived in 2017. He also invited them to play ‘Get Back’ with him for their 2021 Hall of Fame induction.

Since his death was announced, tributes have been paid worldwide to the late Foo Fighters drummer, from Brian May to Gene Simmons.

Elton John, Rush and Stevie Nicks also paid tribute to Hawkins earlier this week.

McCartney Pays Tribute to Hawkins 

Taking to Twitter, Paul McCartney has now penned an emotional tribute to Taylor Hawkins.

“Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock to me and the people who knew and loved him”, the Beatles icon wrote.

He continued, “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”, McCartney added.  “Later they asked if I would induct them into the Rock and Roll 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”. 

The message was signed off with, “God bless his family and band – Love Paul X”. 

Following his death, Foo Fighters also cancelled their remaining tour dates.