Paul on Taylor Hawkins

Photo of Paul and Taylor Hawkins
30 March 2022

"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"