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27 March 2022

Stevie Nicks Pens Poem In Tribute To Taylor Hawkins

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Stevie Nicks has shared a poem that she’s written in tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

In a post on her social media channels, the Fleetwood Mac star wrote, “Thank goodness for the photo booth in the Foo Fighters studio. Because of these pictures my friendship with Taylor will always be at my fingertips. He always came to my shows. He and his best friend Dave even let me be a Foo Fighter for a little while. We recorded a kick ass version of ‘Gold Dust Woman’ (live).”

She added: “Taylor was very handsome and he was very cute. Sometimes that combination is way better than ‘beautiful.’ I think it’s everything. He had a huge heart and a glorious smile. When he walked into the room, everyone looked up. When he left the room, everyone was sad.”

Her poem read:

“I am sad now
I am really sad
It’s like rolling thunder
Yes, that’s what I said
It’s like a bad dream~
Comes like a wave~
Gives you a moment
And then drags you away.
Our hearts are broken,
We will never be the same.
As I write these words~
I feel the pain.
But I will always remember~
That the laughter and the fame
Brought us together
To play the game
And we played it, again and again and again
And it was extraordinary~
Don’t forget us, “I.”
We’ll be right here
Love you,
Stevie.”

Since Hawkins’ death the world of music has paid tribute, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus and Stereophonics have all dedicating songs and performances this weekend to the much-loved drummer.

Foo Fighters confirmed Hawkins’ passing on Friday afternoon, with a statement reading: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

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