Paul McCartney pays tribute to Taylor Hawkins: “You were a true rock and roll hero”

[L-R] Paul McCartney and Taylor Hawkins
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Since the tragic and untimely death of Taylor Hawkins last week, musicians have come forward to honor the Foo Fighters drummer. 

They include Wolfgang Van Halen, who played a rendition of My Hero during a recent Mammoth WVH, and Slash, who hailed him as a “really good friend and a kickass drummer” during a gig with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.