Apparently Miley's a big Poison fan. A Poison gig in Nashville was her first concert experience (other than watching her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, perform), and according to a quote in People by Miley's mom, Tish Cyrus, "Every Rose" is one of the teen star's "all-time favorite songs and she is really excited about cutting it." But teen stars covering '70s/'80s pop-rock hits is not a totally new phenomenon, of course...
For instance, Britney Spears recorded Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" for her Crossroads soundtrack; both Lindsay Lohan and KSM did Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me"; Paris Hilton attempted to re-ask Rod Stewart's musical question "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"; No Secrets remade Kim Wilde's "Kids In Amerca"; Hilary and Haylie Duff took on the Go-Go's tune "Our Lips Are Sealed"; and Kelly Osbourne even tried to cover her dad's "Changes," as a duet, with Ozzy's help. But none of these covers exactly launched full-fledged rock music careers for the aforementioned singers.
So, will Miley's Poison cover be a new start for her? Possibly. She did tell Britain's GMTV recently that her next record will be "ediger" (and we suppose Poison is edgy by Disney standards), revealing: "I want to do my last pop record." But Miley does contribute a vocal to Timbaland's new album, Shock Value II, too, so who knows--maybe she'll go hip-hop instead. (Her anti-Twitter rap is the stuff of legend, after all.)
It remains to be seen if Miley's future concerts will feature lots of spandex, hairspray, flying-V guitar solos, and pyro explosions (as awesome as that would be). But if she really wants to go '80s rock, we would have preferred it if she covered Motley Crue's "Too Young To Fall In Love" or Winger's "Seventeen" instead.
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