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Miley Cyrus has presented her own rendition of yet another classic hit. Instead of a selection from the Beatles, or more Leonard Cohen songs like her recent choice, “I’m Your Man,” she’s picked a Led Zeppelin number, “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.” While it’s not clear if these covers are part of a larger project, her take on “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” will appear on The Flaming Lips’ Beatles tribute album (I Get By With a Little Help From My Fwends), due for release on October 28th.
The Bangerz artist tweeted her cover of the song this weekend, making it available via Sound Cloud. While there’s no news on whether or not this will appear on an album, some sort of “Cyrus Covers Classics” release is not unlikely. Aside from changing the title slightly (to “Baby I’m Gonna Leave You), she covers the track in its original difficulty – transitions, howls, and all. Since its release, the song has been covered by the Association, Vanilla Fudge, and other bands. Joan Baez’s rendition came out in 1962, proceeding Led Zeppelin’s, but based on the audio, Cyrus is covering the latter’s take on the mournful hit.
This month has been an exploration of rock ‘n’ roll for Cyrus. She recently offered her opinion on Elvis, calling the King the original twerker. “Elvis, he wasn’t wearing the outfits I was wearing but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG twerking. Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, but he was,” she said. “He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex but no one would have ever called Elvis a shit because he wasn’t a girl. It’s (a) double standard and I think I’m doing something for the double standard.”
She’s also been stepping up her twerking game. On Friday night, the star took the stage in Puerto Rico wearing a prosthetic butt, with similarly-adorned dancers behind her. After Nicik Minaj’s Anaconda video came out, Cyrus claimed she’d leave twerking to the “Starships” star, but apparently the Puerto Rico show is only one of a series of planned appearance of Miley’s significantly-sized derriere.