Miley Cyrus rocked the iHeartRadio Music Festival stage in more ways than one. The singer/songwriter opened the second night of the festival, and not only performed a few of her new songs, but also covered some rock music legends.

Next, Miley reflected on the last time she performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

She shared: “Everyone on the stage tonight is really unique. We fell in love with music in a totally different way, totally different upbringing. My parents, that was like food and water. Your job as a parent is to keep your kid alive, and the way that they did was by keeping us happy, and that was keeping the jukebox on 24/7.

“Whether it was listening to Stevie Nicks or Johnny Cash, my dad thought it was really important that I had more females than males in my jukebox.

“And I guess that’s why I’m sending you right now feeling really powerful, and I hope everyone else out there feels that same amount of power. There’s a lot to be done and we don’t have our whole lives to do it. We have to start right now.

“But you know, I think this show gives me freedom to get to sing the songs by the artists that are the reason why I’m on this stage right now. They influenced me and they reminded me that it was bigger than music. It was connecting to people like you. And getting to be in front of people like you is the dream. It’s the only thing that I’m made to do.

“So thank you for giving me a stage to stand on. [I] couldn’t do it without you. And you know what? I sing songs like ‘Can’t Stop’ for you, but then I sing a couple of songs for me, and this is ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd.”

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