Watch Surviving Nirvana Members & Beck Perform David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World”


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Beck and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear covered David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party last night. This was the first time the surviving Nirvana members performed together since their 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and the first time they covered “The Man Who Sold The World” since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994.

Kelsey Rohr, the girl from the “Heart Shaped Box” video, also reunited with Dave Grohl last week.

“Today Dave Grohl and I picked up right where we left off 23 years ago on set of Nirvana’s last music video ‘Heart-Shaped Box’” Rohr wrote as the caption for a selfie of her and Grohl. “Today reminded me that I peaked at 6 years old BUT I was the most badass kid on the playground. Today was the absolute coolest. Or in Dave’s words seeing each other today was a “historic moment”! What a legend!!”

  • Corndog

    Dave fucking Grohl…..

    • Jimmy Intense

      Rust never sleeps

  • Raj

    Beck easily meets Kurt’s height requirement, a foot or so shorter than that giant Krist, lol. That will be the only performance worth watching. The heart shaped box girl doesn’t look so sad any more! Wonder if she ever met the Nevermind baby Spencer Elden.

  • nvn

    Cool. I sincerely think that Krist, Pat and Dave should reunite like once per year to play some Nirvana songs and honor Kurt’s memory. That would make people, specially new generations of teenagers, remember who Nirvana were and make them get rid of that mythified conception about Kurt.

    • TSlvRBlkBrwn

      How would it do that?

  • Nick Freno

    They should have had them perform for the actual Grammys show. They got Lady gagme performing a tribute to Bowie. What a joke!

    • valhalla

      Duncan Jones’ twitter reaction to the Grammy tribute to his dad:

      “overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or
      excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?”

      You mean “gaga,” Duncan? That word?

  • Nick Freno

    Here’s the full performance of the song.

  • Pink Taco

    I love that the Nirvana widowers can get together for one-off special things like this.