WATCH: Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo covers Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box on piano

30 August 2020, 16:00

Watch the Weezer frontman transform the 1993 In Utero single into a mournful ballad on his YouTube channel.

Rivers Cuomo covered Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box during lockdown and totally transformed it.

The Weezer frontman shared his take on the grunge band's track, which was taken from their third and final album In Utero and released as a single on 30 August 1993.

The cover came from one of the many Zoom sessions the nerd rocker has been hosting for his fans.

Watch his haunting rendition of the single above.

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Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inset
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo inset. Picture: 1. Kevin Mazur/WireImage 2. YouTube/Rivers Cuomo

Cuomo's performance came after Post Malone hosted a Nirvana tribute livestream in April, which raised over $2m for COVID-19 relief funds.

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl reacted to the gig, which also saw Travis Barker accompany the artist on the drums.

Speaking on ALT 98.7FM about the livestream, the Foo Fighters frontman said: "First of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honoured. I thought that was super cool.

"They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, 'that was really cool.'"Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, 'dude, he's kind of killing it right now.'"

Watch the stream here: