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The Post Malone concert may be virtual, but it sure is “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
Friday, on YouTube, the singer “rockstar” gave a virtual concert in honor of the 90s grunge group, Nirvana, to raise funds for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund World Health Organization.
Google.org has pledged to match the amount of money donated during the flow at a rate of 2: 1 up to $ 5 million.
Throughout the show, Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, performed 13 of the group’s rock classics, including “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle”, “Drain You” and “Come as You Are” .
“What’s up, party people,” said Malone, who wore a loose-fitting floral dress reminiscent of the cover shoot of Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain in September 1993 for The Face magazine. “We’re here to play a few songs for you and just, you know, try our best to stay at home while rock and roll and party.” ”
Malone sang and played the electric guitar with three members of the group, including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
By the end of the almost 80-minute show, Malone had raised more than $ 2.6 million for his cause.
Unlike the singer’s softer pop tunes like “Circles” and “Sunflower”, Malone embraced the grunge style of Nirvana by showing a more raucous side to her voice. Playing from his home in Salt Lake City, Malone apologized for the state of his virtual scene while standing in front of a counter with several dishes.
“It’s live from my house, and I apologize if my (expletive) is dirty,” he said. “I have plenty of time to (expletively) clean up. “
He also thanked Courtney Love, who was married to Cobain from 1992 until his suicide in 1994, for listening.
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Only M is not the only musical artist to offer a virtual concert in the name of the greatest good.
Andrea Bocelli used the power of her voice to deliver an Easter message in “Music for Hope: Live From Duomo di Milano”, a live concert that has echoed around the world from the famous empty cathedral.
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On the April 12 broadcast, Bocelli, 61, blind since the age of 12, spoke only during the opening scenes, which included an overview of the Duomo di Milano and its 135 arrows, as well than the deserted city. The Italian opera singer said that he gladly accepted the opportunity to send an Easter message even without an audience, because the public was not allowed to enter the cathedral because of the coronavirus.
“The day we celebrate confidence in a life that triumphs, I am honored and happy to answer” if “,” said Bocelli. “Thanks to the music broadcast live, bringing together millions of hands joined all over the world, we will be in our arms the beating heart of this injured Earth. “
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Contributor: Bryan Alexander
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