Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted that he was left “stunned” after Miley Cyrus delivered an emotional performance at Chris Cornell’s benefit concert in Los Angeles.
The ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ singer won huge plaudits after she performed Cornell’s ‘Two Drink Minimum’ at the concert earlier this week. She later returned for an emotional rendition of ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ by Cornell’s band Temple of the Dog.
She was joined at the concert by the likes of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, Audioslave and Metallica – who all paid their own musical tributes to Cornell.
Posting on Instagram after the show, Metallica’s Ulrich shared a photo of himself and Cyrus backstage – describing her performance as “beyond inspiring.”
“Miley, still stunned by your next level version of ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ for Chris, wrote Ulrich.
During her performance, Cyrus also took a moment to pay her own personal tribute to Cornell.
“Thank you, everybody,” Cyrus told the crowd.
“I fucking wanted to sing this song tonight. We love you, Chris. Thank you for bringing us all together like you always have. It’s a fucking honor. This was the fucking best day.”
The show also marked the return of Soundgarden for the first time since Cornell’s death. They bowed out with an epic and impassioned version of probably their best-known song, ‘Black Hole Sun’.