Death of Taylor Hawkins: Miley Cyrus dedicates festival performance to Foo Fighters drummer

Miley Cyrus has promised to dedicate her upcoming concert to the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The band, who are currently touring South America, announced that the 50-year-old musician had died on Friday (March 25).

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read a statement shared on Twitter.

“His musical spirit and infectious laugh will live on in all of us forever.”

Online tributes to Hawkins were quickly pouring in, with the likes of Ringo Starr and Ozzy Osbourne sharing their devastation.

Among them was Cyrus, who was set to headline Lollapalooza Brasil this weekend alongside the Foo Fighters. Cyrus will continue to perform on Saturday (March 26) while the band was scheduled to play on Sunday (March 27).

“This is how I will always remember you,” she wrote on Instagram Stories, sharing a black-and-white pic of Hawkins.

Cyrus said she would dedicate her upcoming show to Hawkins

(Miley Cyrus/Instagram)

“My show tomorrow is dedicated to Taylor Hawkins.”

In a second post, Cyrus shared a link to the Pretenders song “Brass in Pocket” and wrote, “My favorite memory of Taylor is dancing around the drums while he played that song…”

“Replay, introduce ourselves… laugh forever.”

Hawkins has performed with the Foo Fighters since 1997.

The band was scheduled to perform in Bogota, Colombia on the night of his death. Death of Taylor Hawkins: Miley Cyrus dedicates festival performance to Foo Fighters drummer


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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