Post Malone reached out to Kurt Cobain‘s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, for her approval of his Nirvana tribute performance.
During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the “Circles” artist shared that it was “important” for him to get Frances’ blessing.
“I loved Kurt so much,” Post said. “He’s been such an inspiration to me, musically.”
“I…never want to offend anybody by trying to show support, so I just wanted to make sure everything was OK,” he continued. “And it was OK.”
Post streamed the Nirvana tribute performance, which featured Blink-182‘s Travis Barker on drums, in April 2020. It was one of the first major streaming concerts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it helped raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts.
“We raised money for a good cause, and we got to play some of the most f***ing epic songs ever,” Post said.
In addition to Frances’ approval, Post also got a thumbs-up from Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, who shared that the performance gave her “goosebumps.” Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic also said that he was “so proud” watching the stream.
You can still watch an archive of the stream now on YouTube. It currently has over 17 million views.
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