Hawkins Stunned By Prince Tribute

FOO FIGHTERS star TAYLOR HAWKINS is still scratching his head after watching PRINCE cover the group's BEST OF ME during his Super Bowl halftime performance - he thought the pop superstar hated the rockers. The rockers recorded a cover of Prince's DARLING NICKY in 2004 and asked the PURPLE RAIN hitmaker for permission to release the track, prompting the reclusive star to rage at them. Drummer Hawkins recalls, "We wanted to put it out here in the States, but Prince wouldn't let us. I heard that he didn't like our version. Or maybe he just didn't like us doing it." Prince then publicly blasted the Foo Fighters urging them to write their own songs, so Hawkins was bemused when the superstar performed Best Of Me at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida on Sunday (04FEB07). Hawkins tells MTV News, "I have no idea why he did it, but I'd love to find out... The thought went through my head that maybe he was doing it as a sort of 'F**k you' to us, or maybe he really likes the song. "Either way, it was pretty amazing to have a guy like Prince covering one of our songs - and actually doing it better than we did. "I was watching the game at our producer's house. I mean, I'm outside smoking a cigarette and someone sticks their head outside and goes, 'Uh, dude, Prince is doing your song.'"


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