Foo Fighters' Hawkins 'Nervous' About Wilson Track
FOO FIGHTERS drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS was terrified about lending his vocals to a reworking of a song by late BEACH BOYS star DENNIS WILSON.
The percussionist was drafted in to sing on the new version of Wilson's solo track Holy Man for a reissue of the star's classic album Pacific Ocean Blue.
And Hawkins admits that although he was scared about ruining such a beloved track, he was honoured to be considered.
He tells Gigwise.com, "I was a little nervous. I was like, 'Who the f**k am I to do it?' This stuff is pretty sacred. I didn't want to piss on his Picasso.
"He's a drummer. He grew up on the beach and Gregg always said that we had somewhat similar voices, kinda rough, not exactly Pavarotti, a bit scratchy."
And Hawkins admits that his Foo Fighters bandmate Dave Grohl has given his blessing to the collaboration.
He adds, "He loved it, thought it was totally beautiful, but I don't think he's ever heard Pacific Ocean Blue. It's hard to sit him down to actually listen to something.
"He's as busy as f**k, always got something going on with his family and all that stuff."
Wilson, a drummer like Hawkins, drowned in 1983 and has long been regarded as an under appreciated member of the influential band.