Tributes continue to pour in as the world mourns the loss of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died at 50 years old over the weekend and was remembered at plenty of shows in the days after. Now the legendary Paul McCartney is paying his tribute to Hawkins, saying Hawkins "a true Rock and Roll hero and will always remain in my heart."
"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 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. God bless his family and band."
"- Love Paul X".
"It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins," said the band in a recent statement. "We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together."