Watch Miley Cyrus' spooky version of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live
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Pop star Miley Cyrus has performed an eerie version of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here for the American comedy show Saturday Night Live

The singer was accompanied for former California Breed guitarist Andrew Watt, the man behind Ozzy Osbourne's recent Ordinary Man album. Watt was performing after recovering from COVID-19, having tested positive last month.

At the time he wrote, "I can't stress this enough: This is not a joke. Stay inside, stay sanitised. Please stop everything and take care of yourselves and the people you love around you, until we are all through this.

"To have the mentality, ‘I’m young this can't affect me' is just straight up stupid and so dangerous to everyone around you. Social distancing is to protect someone's mom and dad, someone's grandmother... it's not about you. It's about everyone together fighting this as a team. Stay safe. Now more than ever."

Cyrus performed the song on the second "At Home" edition of SNL, with cast members and guests appearing under lockdown conditions. Cyrus appeared lit by firelight from her backyard.

Last summer Cyrus grabbed headlines for covering Metallica and Nine Inch Nails at the Glastonbury festival, before going on to perform versions of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog and Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.