Miley Cyrus Teams With Billy Idol, Covers Nine Inch Nails, Bikini Kill at Super Bowl Pregame Show

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The big game may be a few hours away, but Miley Cyrus’ performance at the TikTok Tailgate Super Bowl Pregame Show kicked things off with a bang. Performing in front of 7,500 vaccinated health care workers, Cyrus brought out guests Billy Idol and Joan Jett and tore through a slew of covers in the set, which included versions of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole,” Toni Basil’s “Mickey,” Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”

As for Idol, Cyrus enlisted him for the Plastic Hearts track “Night Crawling” and they performed a spirited duet on “White Wedding. Jett joined Cyrus for “Bad Karma” and then “Bad Reputation” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”

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Cyrus has become a bona fide rockstar after releasing Plastic Hearts. Aside from writing her own rock-leaning music, the former Disney star has also covered a number of alt-rock classics during various streaming events over the past year.

She took on Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe” at a Backyard Session concert for MTV over the summer; in November, she belted out a Courtney Love-approved version of Hole’s “Doll Parts;” and most recently, she covered Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” during a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert session.

In addition to all this, Cyrus has also teased that a Metallica covers album is on the way, and producer Andrew Watt recently told us the follow up to Plastic Hearts is, too.

Read our review of Plastic Hearts here.

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