One of the best things Miley Cyrus has ever done is her "Backyard Sessions," a series of stripped-down covers showcasing her powerhouse vocals in ways cynical music critics could no longer argue with. Her cover of "Jolene" in particular earned rave reviews. She's now bringing those sessions back for her Happy Hippie Foundation and will team up with Joan Jett, Ariana Grande, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, and Melanie Safka (whose "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma" she previously covered for the sessions) for covers of songs to raise money for LGBT and homeless youth. First up is Joan Jett, whom Cyrus recently inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame. During her speech, Cyrus referenced her day performing with Jett for the sessions as the moment she "knew that she loved Joan so fucking much." Here they are doing a rendition of "Different" from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' Unvarnished that'll make you wish Cyrus would just ditch Wayne Coyne already and form a supergroup with Jett. We're ready for it.
Happy Hippie Presents: "Different" featuring Joan Jett
Officially launching The Happy Hippie Foundation today with #HappyHippiePresents: Backyard Sessions! Watch the full video of Joan Jett and i performing “Different” now and donate to help us raise funds to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families #HappyHippie All the videos will be released here first so check back soon for more special musical collaborations!The Happy Hippie Foundation is dedicated to fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations. To learn more about the foundation, click here: http://miley.lk/happyhippiePosted by Miley Cyrus on Tuesday, May 5, 2015