Post Malone had grabbed the headlines after his performance of an acclaimed livestream set of Nirvana covers accompanied by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, with proceeds going towards the relief funds raised for the pandemic.
Post Malone had asked for permission to Frances Bean Cobain
Now, as reported by Metal Hammer, the musician revealed that, before his performance, he asked for permission from Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain to play his versions of the iconic tunes:
“We went to Kurt’s daughter. It’s important to me because I loved Kurt so much, and he’s been such an inspiration to me, musically. I could never want to offend anybody by trying to show support, so I just wanted to make sure that everything was ok. And it was ok, and we raised money for a good cause, and we got to play some of the most f**king epic songs ever.”
Post Malone also delivered another ’90s rock classic in the form of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man.” Malone sang the Vitalogy radio rock stable during an appearance on the Howard Stern Show this week.
The raw, gritty tenor of his vocals added an extra level of intensity to the performance. Catch the replay below. In introducing the cover, Posty said he was introduced to Pearl Jam by his older brother, Jordan. “He was a marine, and he was stationed in Hawaii. I was 12, 13… and he played this song, we were driving around. He played it — I’ve been thinking about that a lot.” He added that he thinks about his brother, who he describes as a “beautiful man,” every time he hears the song.