Joan Jett and Miley Cyrus

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For teen sensation-turned-rocker Miley Cyrus, performing on Oprah's stage with Joan, one of her idols, is the fulfillment of a dream. "It's amazing," Miley says. "I auditioned for my show [Hannah Montana] with 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll,' and the first album I ever made I had 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll.' So it's something that's always meant something to me. To see Joan stand up for chicks who want to play the guitar, [that's] something that's always inspired me, and I'm happy that I can be here with her."

Watch this duo perform some of Joan's greatest hits Watch  

For Miley, transitioning from Disney pop star Hannah Montana to performing as herself hasn't been as difficult as the media would make it seem. "Everyone likes making the transition real hard," she says. "Joan said, 'You've got to do what you said, and you've got to be honest.' It's not about how far I can push things so people will believe that I'm not Hannah Montana anymore. You just make the music that you love, and because I'm growing up, so does my music. It's not about making a statement."

Backstage, Miley reveals her tour must-haves and more Watch  
FROM: Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Salt-N-Pepa, Pat Benatar: Rock Goddesses
Published on April 13, 2011


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