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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich “stunned” by Miley Cyrus’ Chris Cornell tribute performance

January 19, 2019
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On Wednesday, January 16, Miley Cyrus performed the Temple of the Dog classic “Say Hello 2 Heaven” at Chris Cornell’s tribute concert in LA. Her take on the song really stuck with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who later took to Instagram to share his praise for her performance.

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Cyrus performed two songs at the “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell”concert, her first one being Cornell’s “Two Drink Minimum”. Later, she returned to the stage to sing her rendition of “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”

“Thank you, everybody,” Cyrus told the crowd at the end of her performance. “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 emotional performance resonated with a lot of fans, included Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich, who later took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and Cyrus backstage.

“Still stunned by your next level version of “Say Hello 2 Heaven” for Chris! Beyond inspiring.”

You can view a video of Cyrus’ performance at the tribute show below.

What did you think of Cryus’ performance? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.