Nancy Wilson recently released “Amigo Amiga,” a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The Heart singer and guitarist is set to perform the song at the Foo Fighters’ all-star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert to be held at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Wilson began writing the powerful, heartfelt homage after hearing the news of Hawkins’ death in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, in late March, at the age of 50.
Wilson elaborated about the song to Consequence, saying, “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 reenergized rock ‘n’ roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together,” she added.
The song’s title refers to nicknames the two musicians gave to each other.
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