Dave Grohl on Post Malone’s Nirvana tributeHipworth
After Post Malone’s live stream performance of Nirvana classics, Dave Grohl has praised him for a great performance.
Post Malone is a huge Nirvana fan, He streamed a tribute concert on his YouTube channel on 24th April, for a 75-minute set that included almost every song on the Nevermind album. He didn’t play ‘Smell Like Teen Spirit’ which is probably a good thing, that song is certainly over played and over covered.
On the drums supporting Post Malone was Travis Baker from Blink-182, with guitarist Nick Mack and on Bass Brian Lee. It was a fundraiser for the United Nations Foundation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Relief Fund and they raised almost $3 million. Google offered to match the amount raised and and even gave $5 million.
When asked in an interview on ALT 98.7FM radio station Grohl said “It was so weird, because I was writing… I started this Instagram page called ‘Dave’s True Stories’, because I thought, ‘Well, I just wrote a whole record. I don’t wanna write music. And I don’t really know what else to do, so I’ll just write all these stories.’ So I’m sitting there writing one of these stories out, and someone said, ‘Hey, Post Malone is live on YouTube right now doing a whole set of NIRVANA covers.’ And I’ve met him before. He’s really nice; he’s really cool. I’ve met his dad; he’s cool too. So I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool. I’m in the middle of writing something.’ And then I started getting hit with texts, people texting me, like, ‘Yo, are you watching this Post thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No, I’m writing right now.’ They’re, like, ‘It’s pretty good.’ I’m, like, ‘Really?’ So I keep on writing. Another text comes in, ‘Dude, are you watching this Post Malone thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No.’ So finally I tuned it… I started watching, and first of all, watching Travis play the drums to those NIRVANA songs, I was honored — I thought that was super cool. More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good. To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’ I don’t get to see other people do NIRVANA songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard NIRVANA people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.'”
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