Jack White recently performed a new live rendition of the grunge icons’ Nirvana 1993 classic “Heart-Shaped Box.” Video clips of his performance from a recent show in Malaysia has surfaced online.
Jack White covers Nirvana song
White may have been praised as the savior of rock and roll in the early 2000s, but he’s made his other influences clear over the years, and it’s equally evident in his rendition of “Heart Shaped Box.”
It has been noted that he sings the tune a bit higher than Cobain once did, and his guitar veers more into blues rock than Seattle fuzz. The audience didn’t seem to mind these changes, however, joining White for a hearty scream-along of the song’s “Hey, wait” chorus. After all, any Nirvana cover is a guaranteed crowd pleaser in 2022.
It’s been a busy year for White. He’s released two original albums, Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive, as well as a set of covers that includes tracks by The Stooges, Mazzy Star, and Black Flag. Elsewhere, he honored late country legend and former collaborator Loretta Lynn with a cover of her song “Van Lear Rose.” Next up, the musician will switch to acting for a role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon.
Check out the video clip below: