Miley Cyrus has shared a private message sent by the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
“What’s up, Miley?” It’s Taylor. I heard you moving,” Hawkins can be heard saying in the clip. “I listen to ‘Photograph’ by Def Leppard. You could kill this one.
On Tuesday, Cyrus joined the Foo Fighters, Def Leppard, Alanis Morissette, Dave Chappelle and other artists for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles. During the concert, Cyrus followed up on Hawkins’ offer to perform the song alongside Def Leppard.
“A personal request from the legend himself. #TaylorHawkins my friend, my idol…” Cyrus wrote in a Tweet that featured the voicemail on Wednesday. “My neighbor. Growing up on a farm, I never got to see the light of another house nearby, but living with Taylor during my years in Los Angeles was one of the most fun times of my life. life.
“Last night was the most special way to remember the MOST special person! @foofighters forever,” she added in another tweet, which showed her performing “Photograph” on stage during the tribute.
Earlier this year in March, while touring South America with the Foo Fighters, Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 50 years old.
Shortly after, Colombia’s attorney general announced that a preliminary toxicology test had found 10 different substances in Hawkins’ system, including opioids, benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants.
The Foo Fighters first announced their decision to hold two separate Hawkins tribute concerts in June of this year.
At the time, the rock band revealed plans to hold two “all-star” tribute concerts. One took place earlier this month at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3, and the recent concert in Los Angeles with Cyrus.