Miley Cyrus told Interview Magazine last month that she was working on an album comprised of Metallica covers. This, understandably, received a lot of attention, and one metal icon is looking forward to this album.
In an appearance on the Life In The Stocks podcast, Rob Halford said he “can’t wait” to hear Cyrus’s Metallica covers album and added, “That’s going to be great.”
The Metal God also said of Cyrus, “She is incredible. If you think about her life in showbusiness from being a little kid, and how she’s kept her head on straight… She went a bit mad as a teenager, which you should do, that’s your right, she was expressing herself. She has an extraordinary voice.”
“Women are so strong and powerful, especially in music… Gaga, Madonna, Miley, my friend Maria [Brinks] from In This Moment, and going back to Vinegar Joe with Elkie Brooks, and Janis Joplin and Shirley Bassey… the power of women can’t be understated.”
Cyrus, of course, has a long history of performing rock covers. She notably covered Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” during her set at 2019’s Glastonbury Festival where she also performed a snippet of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.” Last month, she included covers of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” and The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” in her Save Our Stages set. She also performed at “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” in 2019 where she provided the vocals on the Temple of the Dog song “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”
Along with posting the song names, Cyrus revealed the album’s featured collaborators, including Dua Lipa (on the song “Prisoner”), Billy Idol (on “Night Crawling”), and Joan Jett (on “Bad Karma”). Absent from the tracklist are Cyrus’ popular covers of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and the Cranberries’ “Zombie,” which were originally reported to be part of the new album.
So far Cyrus has released one single from Plastic Hearts, “Midnight Sky.” She also released “Edge of Midnight,” a fan-made remix of the track that mashed it up with Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen.” Plastic Hearts will arrive in place of two EPs that Cyrus planned to release this year and later canceled after undergoing vocal cord surgery; last year, she teased those projects with the single “Slide Away.”
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts Tracklist 1. “WTF Do I Know” 2. “Plastic Hearts” 3. “Angels Like You” 4. “Prisoner” feat. Dua Lipa 5. “Gimme What I Want” 6. “Night Crawling” feat. Billy Idol 7. “Midnight Sky” 8. “High” 9. “Hate Me” 10. “Bad Karma” feat. Joan Jett 11. “Never Be Me” 12. “Golden G String”
Over the last few years, we’ve seen Miley Cyrus dip her toes into the rock world, but it appears she’s ready to dive in fully with her next studio album.
More or less confirming what some had suspected, Cyrus told a fan who tweeted at her with a Good Charlotte nod, “Girls don’t want boyfriends, girls want Miley Cyrus to release an entire rock album,” “Fuck yes! Your wish is my command baby.”
Because it’s not enough for just one vintage Stevie Nicks song to have reentered the zeitgeist (see: the TikTok “Dreams” resurgence), Miley Cyrus is doing her best to make sure that history quickly repeats itself by pushing another Nicks favorite, “Edge of Seventeen,” back into public prominence.
Late Thursday night, Miley released what is officially deemed “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix),” a track that mashes up her own current single, “Midnight Sky,” a top 20 hit released in August, with “Edge of Seventeen,” the hit that appeared on Nicks’ first solo album, “Bella Donna,” back in 1981.
Although no details were immediately released about the track apart from the two singers’ respective tweets, it does appear that Nicks participated in the remix to the extent of lending her voice to Cyrus’ new song, too, as it appears in the conjoined mix, which starts off with Waddy Wachtel’s unmistakable 16th-note guitar riff.
“Stevie Nicks has always been my idol & an inspiration. It’s an honor to now call her my friend and collaborator,” Cyrus wrote on Instagram. Among the immediate responses were triply repeated fire emoji from fan Kacey Musgraves. Nicks herself posted: “Miley…Magical! Loved singing with her!”
Noah and Miley Cyrus have released their live cover of Noah’s ballad “I Got So High That I Saw Jesus” on Monday morning (Oct. 26). “No one knows how excited we are to be releasing something together for the very first time,” Noah wrote. “thank u sissy for singing with me and as always making it sound effortlessly beautiful.”
While it’s hard to believe this is the first time the siblings have released something together, it’s about time because their voices beautifully compliment each other on the stripped-down piano and voice version of the tune from Noah’s EP The End of Everything. It’s been a very busy summer for the Cyrus sibs, with Noah performing “This Is Us” with Jimmy Allen at the CMT Music Awards, as well as releasing a cover of Mac Miller’s “Dunno” for charity and teaming up with Diplo for “On Mine.”
Miley’s been grinding away during the pandemic lockdown as well, chatting with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris about the importance of voting in the Nov. 3 presidential election last week, announcing a new album, Plastic Hearts, releasing a moving cover of Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe,” teasing a Metallica covers album and dropping her long-anticipated MTV Unplugged special.
Fans have been waiting since May 2019 for Miley to drop her upcoming album, titled “She Is: Miley Cyrus”, and the wait is finally over as Miley has just posted on her social media platforms that her seventh studio album is set to drop on 27th November, renamed to “Plastic Hearts” with fans able to pre-order / pre-save the album now, and instantly receive Miley’s promo single, her cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries, which we saw Miley perform live last week for for Save Our Stages Fest.
I can’t speak for everyone when I say that watching Miley Cyrus writhe around Whiskey A Go Go doing a guttural rendition of “Zombie” by The Cranberries hit me like a Sambuca chaser at 2AM – but it does seem to have struck a collective chord.
The performance has been trending across social media since it aired live on Sunday, generally accompanied by the words “AMAZING” and “JSDHFKSDF”. I guess it’s where many of us are at right now, but whatever handle I had left on my emotions has been shown the door by Miley and her James-Hetfield-chuffing-20-B&H-a-day voice belting out a song written in memory of two young boys killed in an IRA bombing.
Miley Cyrus has been in a perpetual state of transformation since 2008. She’s gone from Disney actress, to controversial pop star, to self-releasing a sprawling psychedelic album with Wayne Coyne, to Instagram girlfriend country pop, to “Cattitude ft. RuPaul” in the same amount of time it’s taken Ed Sheeran to make three near-identikit albums in the same plaid shirt.
Objectively, it’s been hit and miss. There was Bangerz – an album eternally tethered to 2013 for all the wrong reasons, its accompanying VMAs performance with Robin Thicke (which was like watching all my sleep paralysis demons having a ketty party) and a song called “Milky Milky Milk” that we probably could have done without. Though her public persona has remained largely the same throughout the 2010s, each artistic reinvention has been an extreme departure from the last – and, for one reason or another, they have all missed the mark.
Miley Cyrus has revealed that she is currently working on a Metallica covers album.
The ‘Midnight Sky’ pop star covered the band’s classic track ‘Nothing Else Matters’ during her rock-orientated performance at Glastonbury 2019, and has recently offered up live renditions of Blondie’s ‘Heart Of Glass’ and The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’.
During a recent conversation with Interview Magazine, Cyrus explained that she is now back in the studio — and that “we’ve been working on a Metallica covers album and I’m here working on that”.
“We’re so lucky to be able to continue to work on our art during all of this [the coronavirus pandemic],” she added. “At first, it felt uninspiring and now I’ve been totally ignited.”
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