Dale Crover, Weird Al Yankovic talk about covering Nirvana

In a recent interview, Melvins drummer Dale Crover talks about covering Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit with 70s singer Leif Garrett on the band's Crybaby album released in 2000.

I think maybe some of the Nirvana guys thought we were making fun of the song. If they thought that, they were right. If they take offense, they can go cash a check for it.

Read full interview here.

Famous for his silly but astute songs, comic musician Weird Al Yankovic also talked about his version of SLTS in a recent interview for the Calgary Herald.

When Nirvana's Kurt Cobain heard Weird Al Yankovic wanted to spoof the Seattle band's debut hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit, the grunge frontman immediately approved. Then he paused and had just one question for the parodist. "Um, it's not going to be about food, is it?"

"No," Yankovic replied, "it'll be about how no one can understand your lyrics."

Full article here.

Posted in NFC news section at on 07-30-2008 @ 11:38 AM (GMT).

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