American singer-songwriter Post Malone held a Nirvana tribute concert in benefit of COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization (WHO), April 24.
Malone sang and played guitar was joined by drummer Travis Barker of Blink 182, bassist Brian Lee, and guitarist Nick Mack. Social distancing is observed as they performed from different rooms in Malone’s house.
The four delivered 15 classic Nirvana tracks in 80-minute Livestream, including hits “Come As You Are”, “Lithium”, and “Heart-Shaped Box”. “Thank you to the gentlemen who wrote these beautiful songs,” Malone said before they kicked off the concert with “Francis Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”, from Nirvana’s “In Utero” album.
“Help us raise money to combat the spread of Coronavirus by donating to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Google.org will be matching donations at a 2:1 rate, up to $5M to help ensure patients get the care they need, frontline workers get essential supplies + info, and accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, & treatments. We can can do this together.” Post Malone said in the livestream description. As of this writing, Malone and company’s tribute concert raised more than 4 Million US Dollars.
Courtney Love, widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, approved Malone’s performance, “Goosebumps! … nothing but love from here.” she said on Instagram. She used the hashtag “#stylingbyme”, wherein she’s referring to the band’s Cobain inspired dress. Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic enjoyed the online tribute concert, tweeted “I don’t think these fellows can play any better. They are on fire!”.