Miley Cyrus took part in the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles this week. The pop star performed with Def Leppard and shared vocals on their classic hit “Photograph.” As it turns out, that moment was something Hawkins truly would have loved.

Cyrus shared via Twitter a voice mail she received from Hawkins. He says in the brief message, “What up, Miley? It’s Taylor. Heard you’re movin. WAAAHHHHH! I’m listening to ‘Photograph’ by Def Leppard. You could kill that one. Make [bassist Chris] Chaney learn that.” (Note: Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney has performed as part of Cyrus’ backing band on a number of occasions.)

Cyrus wrote, “A personal request from the legend himself. #TaylorHawkins my friend, my idol…. My neighbor. Growing up on a farm I never could see the light of another house nearby, but living by Taylor for the years that I did out in LA were some of the most fun times of my life.”


She added, “I miss Taylor so much like everybody else. It was such an honor to celebrate him last night and perform w @DefLeppard. So lucky to have known him not just as a superstar but to have spent time watching him just be a dad and a husband! Last night was the most special way to remember the MOST special person! @foofighers forever.”


Cyrus was part of an absolutely stacked lineup of guests that performed in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27. Scroll below to see the complete setlist from the night and some fan-shot footage.

Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert: Los Angeles Setlist and Videos

  • Violet Grohl and Alain Johannes

    “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

  • Joan Jett with Travis Barker and Foo Fighters

    “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways cover)
    “Bad Reputation”

  • Chevy Metal

    “Riff Raff” (AC/DC cover)
    “Owner of a Lonley Heart” (Yes cover with Jon Davison)
    “Heroes” (David Bowie cover with Kesha)

  • Coattail Riders with Greg Kurstin, Rufus Taylor and Justin Hawkins

    “Ranger Rover Bitch” (Taylor Hawkins cover)
    “It’s Over”
    “Something About You” (Level 42 cover with Mark King)
    “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (The Darkness cover)

  • James Gang

    “Walk Away”
    “The Bomber: Closet Queen/Bolero/Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
    “Funk #49” (with Dave Grohl)

  • Mark Ronson, Andrew Watt, Roger Manning and Dave Grohl

    “Right On Down The Line” (Gerry Rafferty cover)

  • Them Crooked Vultures with Greg Kurstin

    “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
    “Dead End Friends”
    “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens of the Stone Age cover)

  • Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese, Justin Hawkins and Dave Grohl

    “Panama” (Van Halen cover)
    “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

  • Def Leppard with Foo Fighters

    “Rock of Ages”
    “Photograph” (with Miley Cyrus)

  • Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Derek Day and Foo Fighters

    “Live Wire”
    “Home Sweet Home”

  • Elliot Easton with Foo Fighters and Josh Homme

    “Shake It Up” (The Cars cover)
    “Just What I Needed” (The Cars cover)

  • Nancy Wilson, P!nk, Foo Fighters and John Theodore

    “Barracuda” (Heart cover)

  • Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters

    “Next to You” (The Police cover)
    “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover with Jon Davison)

  • Alanis Morissette, Chris Chaney, Chad Smith and Foo Fighters

    “You Oughta Know”

  • Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler and Lars Ulrich

    “Supernaut” (Black Sabbath cover)
    “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

  • Rush

    “2112 Part I: Overture” (with Dave Grohl)
    “Working Man” (with Chad Smith)
    “YYZ” (with Danny Carey)

  • Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Momsen, Pat Smear and Dave Grohl

    “The Day I Tried to Live” (Soundgarden cover)
    “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover)

  • Queen and Foo Fighters

    “We Will Rock You”
    “I’m In Love With My Car” (with Rufus Taylor)
    “Under Pressure” (with Justin Hawkins)
    “Somebody to Love” (with P!nk)
    “Love Of My Life”

  • Foo Fighters

    “All My Life” (with Josh Freese)
    “The Pretender” (with P!nk and Jon Theodore)
    “Walk” (with Travis Barker)
    “Low” (with Matt Cameron)
    “This is a Call” (with Brad Wilk)
    “The Sky is a Neighborhood” (with Pat Wilson)
    “Creep” (Radiohead cover fronted by Dave Chappelle. Also featuring Pat Wilson)
    “Run” (with Omar Hakim)
    “Best of You” (with Rufus Taylor)
    “My Hero” (with Shane Hawkins)
    “I’ll Stick Around” (with Shane Hawkins)
    “Everlong” (with Chad Smith)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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