Cyrus records the performance for her new charity The Happy Hippie Foundation
Miley Cyrus has invited Joan Jett and Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and drummer Atom Willard to cover the Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’.
Released on Miley’s Facebook page, the video marks the resurrection of her Backyard Sessions, which in the summer of 2012 saw the pop star performing a number of covers in her back garden, like ‘Jolene’ and ‘Lilac Wine’.
Earlier this week (May 5), Cyrus launched her new charity The Happy Hippie Foundation by recruiting Joan Jett for a collaboration performance of Jett and The Blackhearts’ 2013 track ‘Different’.
The Happy Hippie Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Cyrus to create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families, and “fight the injustices faced by homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations”. Writing an open letter on its website, Cyrus stated:
“Happy Hippie Foundation isn’t just focusing on one problem; I am young and there is so much to fight for, learn, and be passionate about. Homeless youth and young people experiencing the negative effects of being LGBT in our world today is an issue that is very common and extremely current.”
“No one should have to hide who they really are, no matter what his or her name, gender, status or orientation.”
Just last month, Miley gave a speech inducting Jett into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, describing her as a “superwoman”. Jett, Cyrus, and Dave Grohl later performed some of the 56-year-old’s back catalogue as part of her induction, including ‘Bad Reputation’, ‘Crimson & Clover’ and ‘Cherry Bomb’ by The Runaways, the all-girl ’70s punk group Jett was once a member of.