Paul McCartney Remembers Rock Legend Taylor Hawkins

Since Taylor Hawkins’ tragic and untimely passing last week, many, including Paul McCartney, have stepped out to pay tribute to the Foo Fighters drummer.

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Paul McCartney, the legendary member of the Beatles, has joined the chorus of tributes to Taylor Hawkins by publishing a lengthy comment on social media.

“Taylor’s untimely demise stunned me and everyone who knew and loved him,” McCartney writes.”Not only was he a fantastic drummer, but he also had a huge, brash personality that will be dearly missed by everyone who were fortunate enough to live and work with him.”

McCartney then goes on to talk about how he ended up playing drums on Foo Fighters’ Sunday Rain from their 2017 album Concrete and Gold.

“The Foo Fighters asked me to play on one of their songs,” he explains. “It turns out they wanted me to play drums on one of Taylor’s songs.” “It was a fantastic session that solidified my friendship with Taylor and the guys.” They then asked whether I would be willing to induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

In 2021, the Foo Fighters got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Dave Grohl and crew walked to the stage after being introduced by McCartney to perform three songs: Best of You, My Hero, and Everlong. Following that, the group gave their acceptance speech before performing Get Back, a Beatles classic, with Paul McCartney himself.

McCartney continues, “I’ll never forget that night.” “It was much more of a shock to learn he had died because of all of this. So, thank you, Taylor, for spending some time with me. You were a great rock and roll legend who will live on in my heart forever.”

Taylor Hawkins died this week in Bogotá, Colombia, at the age of 50, just days before their scheduled performance at the Festival Estéreo Picnic on Friday night.

Hawkins’ body contained traces of ten different narcotics at the time of his death, including opiates, marijuana, and anti-depressants, according to toxicology findings released by Colombian investigators.

Foo Fighters have canceled all planned gigs as a result of Hawkins’ death. “Let’s take this time to grieve, heal, hug our loved ones, and enjoy all the songs and memories we’ve created together,” the band said on social media.