Miley Cyrus Calls 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' Cover A 'Rad Collaboration'

'Bret Michaels and Poison was my very first concert,' 17-year-old pop star writes.

[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] says she doesn't want to make pop music anymore, and she took a big step toward expanding her musical horizons earlier this month, when she collaborated with [artist id="500964"]Bret Michaels[/artist] for a cover of [artist id="14301"]Poison[/artist]'s classic hit, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." The "Hannah Montana" star recently blogged about the experience, revealing why she chose to sing the '80s ballad.

" 'Every Rose' is a classic and one of my favorites," Cyrus wrote in her blog. "Bret Michaels and Poison was my very first concert and introduced me to rock and roll."

Cyrus explained that she decided to cover the track after hearing a bunch of people around her singing along to it. The 17-year-old also wanted to give a whole new generation of music lovers the chance to hear the song. "It's a song that everyone knows and loves," she said. "I feel like the way the music industry is today really shelters kids and they aren't exposed to songs as honest and real as this one."

The pop star said that Michaels gave her the chance to put her stamp on the song. "Bret and I had a great time in the studio together, just hanging out and making music," she wrote. "It was so surreal to have him sit down with his acoustic guitar and walk me through 'Every Rose' and then give me the opportunity to add my own flare [sic] and edge to it. Bret is so passionate about music, and it shows."

Cyrus went on to describe it as a "rad collaboration." "It shows that two artists that seem so different on the outside can come together and organically create something that we are both proud of," she said. "I look forward to finishing the song in L.A. with Bret and John Shanks, who is producing."