Miley Cyrus sang with Def Leppard in concert - tribute to Taylor Hawkins

October 01, 2022

Miley Cyrus joined Foo Fighters and Def Leppard on stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert on Tuesday night (September 27th) at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

Cyrus sang an extended version of Def Leppard's 1983 hit "Photograph" with the band's frontman Joe Elliott, accompanied by Dave Grohl on guitar.

Shortly after Taylor Hawkins' death in March, Miley Cyrus dedicated her performance at Brazil's Lollapalooza festival to the late Foo Fighters drummer. During that concert she emotionally sang her song "Angels Like You" while Hawkins' image was on the big screen.

Def Leppard also treated the audience at the Kia Forum to a performance of their classic song 'Rock of Ages'.

Miley Cyrus was just one of the many acclaimed artists to take part in the second Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, following the first concert at London's Wembley Stadium on September 3.

Before Miley Cyrus performed, Justin Hawkins took the stage with the late Foo Fighters drummer's side project, the Coattail Riders, to play four songs.

The band, formed by Taylor Hawkins in 2004, has released three albums, 2006's 'Coattail Riders', 2010's 'Red Light Fever' and 2019's 'Get The Money'.

Later in the concert, after performances by the James Gang, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and Them Crooked Vultures, Justin Hawkins and Freese returned to the stage, along with Wolfgang Van Halen and Dave Grohl, to play two Van Halen songs .

Yesterday's tribute concert started with an acoustic performance of "Hallelujah" by Dave Grohl's daughter, Violet, featuring Alain Johannes. This was followed by a brief performance by the Foo Fighters, Blink-182's Travis Barker and Joan Jett, who played two of the latter's biggest hits from the 80s.

Also featured were Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, P!nk, Alanis Morissette, Kesha, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Geezer Butler, Geddy Lee and many more,

Taylor Hawkins was the drummer for the Foo Fighters from 1997 until his death at age 50 on March 25 in Bogota, Colombia.

The Foo Fighters subsequently canceled all of their scheduled live shows. The recent gig at London's Wembley and last night at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles were the band's first two shows since the death of Talyor Hawkins.