Miley Cyrus launches charity with Joan Jett back garden performance

The Happy Hippie Foundation creates digital support groups for LGBT youth

Miley Cyrus has launched her new charity The Happy Hippie Foundation by recruiting Joan Jett for a collaboration performance of Jett and The Blackhearts’s 2013 track ‘Different’.

Released via 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 covers in her back garden, like ‘Jolene’ and ‘Lilac Wine’.

Happy Hippie 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”. Captioning the ‘Different’ video, the ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer asked for donations and promised more Backyard Sessions videos in the future. Scroll down to watch.

Just last month, Miley gave a speech inducted 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.

Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne recently confirmed that he and Cyrus have recorded a seven-song album together, saying their sound reminds him of “Pink Floyd and Portishead”. Miley previously collaborated with Flaming Lips on the band’s cover of The Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’.