The multi-Grammy award-winning rock band the Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50 and it has certainly saddened the fans. Many have paid tribute to the legendary drummer and the legendary Beatles bassist Paul McCartney is one of them. The official Facebook page of Paul McCartney posted a heartfelt note after the passing away of the Foo Fighters drummer.
Paul McCartney reveals Foo Fighters wanted him to play the drums for a song
McCartney noted how “Taylor’s sudden death came as a shock” to him and the people who knew and loved him. He lavished praise on him and labeled him as a “GREAT drummer.” Not only that he noted that Hawkins’ “personality was big and shiny and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to live and work alongside him.”
He then reminisced the time the band had reached out to him to play the drums for a song. McCartney noted:
“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.”
The legendary Beatles bassist was also asked if he would “induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” He further revealed that he 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”
The cause of death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Renowned Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder.