Nirvana members and Beck honour David Bowie at pre-Grammy party


Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear teamed up with Beck last night (14th February) to pay tribute to the late David Bowie, with a performance of ‘The Man Who Sold The World.’

Nirvana are known for their cover of the track in their live MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, introducing the classic to a new generation.

Bowie is known to have been enamored by the cover, saying “I was simply blown away when I found out that Kurt Cobain liked my work, and have always wanted to talk to him about his reasons for covering ‘The Man Who Sold the World’…it was a good straight forward rendition and sounded very honest. It would have been nice to have worked with him, but just talking with him would have been really cool.”

The pre-Grammy party was held by producer Clive Davis. The annual event brought performances from Carly Simon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and Barry Manilow. Adam Lambert and Jack Antonoff also paid tribute to Bowie, with a performance of ‘Let’s Dance.’

The 2016 Grammy Awards is set to air tonight (15th February) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, hosted by LL Cool J. Lady Gaga will also be performing a tribute to Bowie on the night.

Taylor Swift, Rihanna, The Weeknd, the cast of Hamilton, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Kendrick Lamar are also set to perform.

Watch a short clip of Nirvana and Beck honoring Bowie below.


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