In a tweet on Wednesday, Cyrus posted an audio excerpt of a voicemail she received from Hawkins before his death this spring. In it, he suggests that she cover Def Leppard’s 1983 song, “Portrait.”
“What’s the matter, Miley? It’s Taylor,” Hawkins said in the clip. “I’m listening to ‘Picture’ by Def Leppard. You can kill that person.”
Cyrus acceded to that request Tuesday night, joining Def Leppard on stage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles for a performance of “Portrait.”
This performance was one of the many highlights At the All-Star Awards Celebrating Hawkins’ life, featuring appearances by Dave Chappelle, Alanis Morissette, Pink and others.
Catch an excerpt from “Picture” below.
in Tweet followCyrus noted that she “missed Taylor as much as anyone else.”
“It was a great honor to celebrate it last night and to perform [with] Def Leppard she added. “Very lucky to have known him not only as a star but to spend some time watching him as he is just a father and husband!”
Hawkins Die On March 25 at the age of 50 years. At the time of his death, he was in Bogota, Colombia, before a scheduled performance with the Foo Fighters.
Cyrus Previously honored Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brasil in March. She took to stage a few days after the drummer’s death, dedicating the song “Angels Like You” from her 2020 album, “Plastic Hearts” to his memory.
“I would do anything to hang out with him again,” she said at the time, wiping her tears. “So I couldn’t imagine how the Foo fighters feel today.”
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