Post Malone Livestreams Nirvana Tribute To Raise Money For Coronavirus Relief
If you're a Nirvana fan, you might be wary of a social-distanced Post Malone cover gig, but the rapper has actually smashed a whole set list of the band's best songs - all in the name of charity.
Joined by Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, Nick Mack on guitar and Brian Lee on bass, the rapper smashed his way through a 15-song tribute set, all with full backing from Krist Novoselic - former Nirvana bassist.
Wearing dresses, in tribute to the man himself, Kurt Cobain, the four got together on a live-streamed YouTube gig which has so far raised more than $2.7m of a target of $7.5m to go towards the United Nations Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Google has said it will match the donation up to $5m.
Speaking during the show, Post said: "What's up, party people. We're gonna play some Nirvana for you, and have some fun, and hopefully I don't f*** up."
And he really didn't, with everyone from musicians and taste-makers, to both Post Malone and Nirvana fans absolutely loving his performance.
It's amazing how much Post sounds like Kurt- DAPPR (@Dappr_) April 24, 2020
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He even got the blessing of Kurt's widow and famous musician in her own right, Courtney Love, who also paid tribute to the UK's NHS.
Love, who lived in Liverpool for a short amount of time when she was younger, wrote on Instagram: "Thank you @postmalone @who (worldhealthorganization) & @google who will match 5 million $ in donations.
"Thank you beloved @coreresponse and the amazing @nhs (profound to watch this amazing health care system working =:raised_hands: inspiring) thank you mighty KC for writing these songs with your elegant and monkeyed hands, that the kids still want to sing and play and hear and use to fight and hunt and cure and heal and eradicate this f***ing Covid-19 virus.
"I approve the usage. Good luck Mr Malone."
Malone added: "Thank you to the gentlemen who wrote these beautiful songs."
So far, the YouTube video has been viewed more than 3.1m times, and for those of you who are interested, the track listing and times can be found below. While you're watching, maybe donate if you're in the position to - if not, just enjoy one of the biggest artists of current times pay tribute to one of the most unforgettable musicians ever.
- 02:00 - Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
- 07:30 - Drain You
- 11:55 - Come as You Are
- 16:20 - Lounge Act
- 21:10 - School
- 24:30 - Heart-Shaped Box
- 30:30 - Something In the Way (Acoustic)
- 34:40 - About a Girl
- 38:58 - Stay Away
- 45:55 - Lithium
- 52:57 - Breed
- 57:25 - On a Plain
- 1:02:30 - Very Ape
- 1:04:40 - Territorial P***ings
- 1:11:30 - In Bloom
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