From her role on Hannah Montana to more recent hits like Slide Away – Miley Cyrus has never failed to prove her musical talent. She plays many musical instruments as well, but is the guitar one of them?
Yes, Miley has been playing the guitar for years. She played it a couple of times on Hannah Montana and has also played on stage. In fact, Miley even played guitar with Paul McCartney once!
Miley Learned How to Play Guitar with Paul McCartney
Many years ago, a 16-year-old Miley Cyrus, who had just released Party in the USA, jammed with Sheryl Crow on stage at a VH1 Divas event in Brooklyn. On the red carpet that night, she spoke about how her father’s friendship with Paul McCartney of The Beatles was what led to her learning to play the guitar!
She said, “My dad was, one time, hanging out with Paul McCartney and he’s left-handed too. The only way you’re going to learn left-handed guitar is from Paul McCartney. I learned right-handed (too) so I could borrow guitars.”
Miley is an avid fan of The Beatles; she has done a cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, and was even praised by Ringo Starr who – when asked to choose between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift – said, “Miley is my girl.”
Miley also played the guitar on Hannah Montana – with the most memorable of these performances being her playing the guitar as she sang The Climb, which was featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Miley Lost Her Guitar Collection Recently
Miley Cyrus used to have a guitar collection worth over $10,000 – but she, unfortunately, lost it soon after losing her home to the California wildfires of 2018. The guitars themselves did not burn inside her home; they were stolen when thieves raided her storage unit. Miley did not report this as a crime until much later because she thought she had loaned the guitars to family members. The collection was never recovered. Miley spoke about the loss she went through at the time, saying, “I think experiencing something as life-changing and devastating as a natural disaster, it’s a really deep character challenge, I think, to see the way you react to loss.”
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus were still together when the fire happened, and Liam was the one who rescued their pets from the fire. Miley and Liam had seven dogs, three cats, a pig, two horses, and two mini-horses. Miley spoke about how heroic Liam had been, saying, “My partner, I call him my survival partner now. He thinks it’s not romantic, but I learned that it is. That is why you pair up with someone, for survival, and he was so incredible. He got all the animals out in his truck…He got a lot of action for saving the animals. Yeah, he got a lot of action. We had to make sure he knew I was very, very grateful.”