Miley Cyrus Teams With Billy Idol, Covers Nine Inch Nails, Bikini Kill at Super Bowl Pregame Show
Joan Jett also joined Cyrus
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.”
Check out her collab with Idol below:
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.
Read our review of Plastic Hearts here.
See the full setlist below:
Mickey (Toni Basil cover)
Night Crawling (with Billy Idol) (Live debut; shortened)
White Wedding (Billy Idol cover) (with Billy Idol) (shortened)
Heart of Glass (Blondie cover)
Head Like a Hole (Nine Inch Nails cover)
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (Mark Ronson cover)
Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
Midnight Sky (Contains elements of ”Edge of Seventeen” by Stevie Nicks; “Edge of Midnight” version)
Bad Karma (with Joan Jett) (Live debut)
Bad Reputation (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts cover) (with Joan Jett) (shortened)
I Hate Myself for Loving You (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts cover) (with Joan Jett)
Rebel Girl (Bikini Kill cover)
Angels Like You
We Can’t Stop
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