I saw Miley’s cover of ‘Teen Spirit’ in South America. The crowd just went crazy. And I thought, How beautiful, man, because I do believe Kurt’s spirit is very much still on this earth, through his fans and his music. I did have a very surreal moment watching my little girl do their song, realizing, Wow, these kids are singing along to this in English, every word. And I’m sure that Kurt loves it.
Bill Ray Cyrus, in Spin’s August issue (interview by yours truly)
Kurt Cobain… was one of those guys that became a friend to me that I never expected. We met at a venue one night, some big coliseum somewhere—his rig was pulling out and mine was pulling in—and I was standing in the shadows, 1 a.m. in the morning, and he’s, ‘Hey man, congratulations—you pissed the whole world off.’ We shook hands, and I said, ‘Thanks, man… I love what you all do.’
Billy Ray Cyrus, in the new issue of GQ