Nick Hawkins, Guitarist For Big Audio Dynamite, Passes Away

Published: 2005-10-17
Nick Hawkins, former guitar player for Big Audio Dynamite, has died at his home in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack. He was 40 years old.

Hawkins joined B.A.D. (led by ex-Clash singer/guitarist Mick Jones) in 1990, immediately lending his talents to the album that would become the band's biggest success - 1991's The Globe, which spawned the hit single "Rush".

Hawkins would appear on two further B.A.D. albums, 1994's Higher Power and 1995's F-Punk, before leaving the band in 1997. From there, he relocated to Las Vegas and had recently been working on a solo album called Dusk Till Dawn, due for release next year.

He is survived by his wife, singer Jo Beng.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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i knew nick hawkins very well and he was my uncle that i never had. he was also like my best friend. I remember when we would play guitar together and he would show me his videos from his past band Big Audio Dynomite.
i loved him and I know that he loves me too.
I just can not think now because when you know a person like him then they pass away. your heart drops.

R.I.P. uncle Nick

from his niece- Ashton Smith; his rocker buddy
Posted by: Anonymous on October 29, 2005
Sad news. I saw BADII with Nick a couple of times and infact was first sceptical that the 'newcomers'including Nick would be able to cut it live when compared to the old boys. I have to say they did and still remember Mick and Nick strutting their stuff. Once again terrible news.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 03, 2006
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