Monday, September 26, 2022

Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson streams Taylor Hawkins tribute song

Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson is streaming video of a tribute song to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins entitled “Amigo Amiga.”

Wilson tells Consequence hat she began writing the song the night of Hawkins’ passing in late March while he was on tour in Bogota, Colombia, with the song’s title stemming from nicknames the two gave each other.

“I heard myself in tears saying ‘too soon too soon’ which became a refrain in the song,” explains Wilson. “I spent quite a few sleepless nights trying to express it all. He was a wonderful friend and we always had funny pet names for each other like ‘Amigo’ and ‘Amiga’ as well as ‘Luv’ and ‘Dahling.’

“It is such a painful loss — but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized rock ‘n’ roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together. It’s a new renaissance Taylor and the Foo family have gifted us all.”

All profits from “Amigo Amiga” will go to the non-profit organization MusiCares, which provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community.

Hawkins was among the guests on Wilson’s 2021 solo debut, “You And Me”, which also featured a tribute song the guitarist dedicated to the late Eddie Van Halen.

Wilson is among the list of performers set to appear at the second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, which will happen September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles; the first one took place earlier this month at London’s Wembley Stadium.

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