Beck Fronts the Surviving Members of Nirvana on “The Man Who Sold the World”

Rob Slater on February 16, 2016

Maybe even cooler than the Grammys ceremony is all of the sideshows that happen in the week leading up to the event. One of them happened over the weekend as Beck united with the surviving members of Nirvana for one of the most intriguing one-off supergroups. 

As Rolling Stone reports, the collaboration took place at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party. Beck came out with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World.” Not coincidentally, this is the same song that Nirvana covered during their iconic MTV Unplugged session. Beck introduced the song by saying, “This is for two geniuses who are no longer with us,” referring to Cobain and Bowie. 

Watch the performance in full below. 

And for comparison, here is Nirvana’s version.