Post Malone honours Nirvana in live stream to raise money for Covid-19 relief
Post Malone performed an hour-long live stream on Friday, April 24 in aid of the UN’s Coronavirus relief respone, raising over $4 million.
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Post Malone performed an hour-long live stream on Friday, April 24 in aid of the UN’s Coronavirus relief response, raising over $4 million dollars in the process.
Performing a set consisting entirely of Nirvana covers, which included deep cuts like School alongside classics such as In Bloom and Come As You Are, Malone also invited Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to participate.
The show was broadcast live directly from Post Malone’s home and aired on his official YouTube channel. Throughout the show, Google matched all donations up to $5 million, with all proceeds going directly to the UN Foundation.
Post Malone is an avid Nirvana fan, having performed numerous covers at his own concerts and sporting a number of Nirvana themed tattoos, including Stay Away, tattooed on his face. Courtney Love also praised Malone, thanking him via her Instagram account for the livestream benefit. She also thanked her late husband for his songwriting, writing: “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.”
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