Nancy Wilson Shares Taylor Hawkins Tribute Song ‘Amigo Amiga’
The Heart co-founder will perform at the Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert tomorrow.
Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson unveiled “Amigo Amiga,” a song she wrote to honor her friend, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Wilson penned the tune shortly after Taylor Hawkins died at age 50 on March 25 while he was on tour with Foo Fighters in South America.
“Amigo Amiga” arrived with a lyric video premiered on Consequence. Proceeds from the single will go towards MusiCares, a non-profit founded by the Recording Academy in 1989. Nancy Wilson will participate in the Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert tomorrow at The Kia Forum.
Read a note from Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson regarding “Amigo Amiga”:
“The night we heard about losing Taylor I started writing the song. I heard myself in tears saying ‘too soon too soon’ which became a refrain in the song. 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. I sang on his great solo album Get the Money at his home studio and later he returned the favor and played drums on my solo album.
“It is such a painful loss — but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized Rock and 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.”
Watch the lyric video for Nancy Wilson’s “Amigo Amiga” below:
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