Post Malone Wins Over Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic With Nirvana Tribute
By Paris Close
April 25, 2020
Post Malone delivered an applause-worthy set of Nirvana songs for fans stuck at home.
Posty performed a number of songs dedicated to the iconic rock band during a special YouTube broadcast on Friday (April 24), enlisting support from musicians Brian Lee on bass, Nick Mack on guitar, and Travis Barker on drums. The concert of sorts, which lasted approximately 75 minutes, saw the rapper unleash his inner rocker while shredding out a bunch of Nirvana tunes, from the fan-favorite “Come As You Are” to various deep cuts like “Lounge Act,” “School” and “Francis Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle.”
As we reported earlier this week, Posty announced the at-home event to benefit The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization (WHO). The livestream allowed fans to make donations toward COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief efforts, which Google has pledged to match at a 2:1 rate, up to $5 million.
As if the experience itself wasn’t exciting enough, the “Rockstar” artist also won the praises and blessings from the likes of Courtney Love and Nirvana’s very own Krist Novoselic.
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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 =🙌 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 fucking covid19 virus. I approve the usage . Good luck mr malone.
So proud of @PostMalone and crew. pic.twitter.com/50kzSukVTW— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 24, 2020
“Thank you @postmalone @who ( worldhealthorganization) & @google who will match 5 million $ in donations,” Love wrote on Instagram. “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—king covid19 virus. I approve the usage .Good luck mr malone.”
Novoselic live-tweeted during the event, applauding Posty and his posse along the way. “@PostMalone is nailing it!!!” he tweeted, adding, “So proud of @PostMalone and crew. … I don’t think these fellows can play any better. They are on fire!!!!”
Watch Posty’s Nirvana tribute above.
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