This past weekend, Post Malone helped raise more than $500,000 for coronavirus relief by live-streaming a Nirvana tribute concert on YouTube.
The American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer was joined by drummer Travis Barker of Blink 182, bassist Brian Lee and guitarist Nick Mack to perform a virtual concert with all four musicians performing from separate rooms at Malone’s house in Salt Lake City, Utah. The socially distanced, makeshift band played 15 songs over an 80-minute set this past Friday, including classics such as ‘Come As You Are,’ ‘About a Girl.’ and ‘Heart-Shaped Box.
Since the virtual show took place Malone and company have received praise from the likes of Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love who congratulated the band for raising thousands of dollars to help with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, saying she got “goosebumps” watching the show.
I don't think these fellows can play any better. They are on fire!!!!
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) April 24, 2020
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselić also applauded Malone and Barker saying that he was “holding emotions back the whole show.”
While there has been some confusion to the actual amount the event raised, according to Google spokesperson, Lauren Resnick who spoke with CNN, the company matched $2 for each $1 donation bringing the total funds the event raised to $500,000, including Google’s match.
Malone said the money raised from the concert will help “ensure patients get the care they need, frontline workers get essential supplies, and accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.”
To date, over $4.3 million has been raised in total for the United Nations Foundation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization.
Watch the full Nirvana tribute show below featuring Post Malone and friends and read more on the latest COVID-19 news right here.
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