Surviving members of Nirvana and Beck cover David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World” — watch

One-off supergroup honors The Thin White Duke with special performance at pre-Grammys gala

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Legendary record producer Clive Davis hosted his annual Grammy Awards pre-gala in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The evening featured a handful of tributes to the late David Bowie, including one which paired the surviving members of Nirvana (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) alongside Beck. The one-off supergroup covered “The Man Who Sold the World”. Watch fan-shot footage below.

Update – Tuesday, February 16th at 8:25 a.m. CT: A full-length recording of the performance has now surfaced.


Nirvana previously covered “The Man Who Sold the World” for their MTV Unplugged performance in 1993.

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