Miley Cyrus Pays Tribute to Taylor Hawkins During lollapalooza Music Festival in Brazil
Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, who was 50 years old when he died this week reportedly due to "chest pains," is remembered by friends and peers alike.
As part of an emotional tribute to Hawkins, Miley Cyrus toasted her late friend during her performance at Lollapalooza Brazil on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Cyrus announced that she would honor the drummer, who she described on Twitter as “the most bad ass dude I know who would want me to shine and sing loud for the love of rock n roll!”
Miley revealed during the set that she was close with the Foo Fighters member, and he was actually the first person she called after the highly publicized emergency plane landing last week.
“He was already at the festival and that would have been a time that I would have gotten to see my friend and I didn’t,” Cyrus said. “I would have done anything to hang out with him one more time.”
Cyrus and her band played the Plastic Hearts cut "Angels Like You" with a large image of Hawkins backing them. It was an emotional performance. As Cyrus sat in a center-stage chair, with tears in her eyes at times, fans held their lighters in the air.
“I know that any time that I get onstage and any time that I get to play with my band — which if anything ever fucking happened to any one of them it would fucking kill me,” Cyrus continued. “So I couldn’t imagine how the Foo Fighters felt today.”
Miley announced this week that she would be releasing a new live album titled Attention, which will not include "Angels Like You." Her new album, due April 1, includes classics like "The Climb" and "Party in the USA," as well as a few covers like "Heart of Glass." She shared a video for "Attention" this weekend, which is executive produced by Kevin Abstract.
Watch her tribute to Hawkins Below.