If there’s a genre of music that Miley Cyrus can’t master, we haven’t heard it yet. The former child star has taken on country, pop, folk, rap, R&B, and rock, both with covers and her own music, and she’s nailed them all.
This past weekend, Cyrus lent her powerhouse vocals to a high energy duet with Billy Idol for an electrifying performance of Idol’s 1983 hit “Rebel Yell.” Teaming up at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, the two rebels let their yell be heard to the crowd of thousands.
— Miley Cyrus Source (@MileySourceNews) September 24, 2016
While both entertainers have more than enough onstage presence to command a huge crowd on their own, the pairing of Idol and Cyrus helped introduce their fan bases to one another, inspiring young fans to go back and check out Idol’s discography, while the former Hannah Montana star earns rock cred with die-hard Idol fans.
Cyrus is renowned for covering a variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Crowded House and her godmother, Dolly Parton. This weekend’s pairing is the first time Cyrus has taken on one of Idol’s tracks and we’re hoping it’s not the last.
Idol wasn’t the only musician of yesteryear to appear at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Tears for Fears, U2, Backstreet Boys, and Sting all performed as well. The two bleached blonde stars hit social media to praise one another, with Idol saying he ‘had a great time on stage with Miley Cyrus.’
Both rockers were clad head to toe in black leather, although Cyrus made the distinction on Instagram that her ode to Idol was 100 per cent Vegan. That’s rock and roll in 2016.