Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana (drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic, and guitarist Pat Smear) came together for a one-off supergroup on Sunday night to pay tribute to David Bowie at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party.
Backed by a string section, Beck played frontman and was on acoustic guitar. Nirvana covered The Man Who Sold the World back in 1993 on their MTV Unplugged in New York session. Watch below.
Fresh off their cover of Bowie, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear recently hopped into a truck and took a self-guided tour of Bowie’s L.A. haunts for Playboy. Along the way, the pair discussed their past run-ins with Bowie. In the video, Smear recounts how he and Germs vocalist Darby Crash used to stalk Bowie around town, going so far as to pick his spent cigarettes off the ground and wedge their song lyrics under the windshield of his car. Grohl and Smear also call up Joan Jett, who used to live down the street from Bowie and stop off at Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco, the famous L.A. nightclub that has since been converted into an art gallery.
Make to watch the video until the end, Dave Grohl recounts his last email exchange with Bowie and reminisces about Nirvana’s Unplugged cover of The Man Who Sold The World (which turns out, was Pat Smear’s idea).
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