Here’s the cover set Post Malone would’ve done instead of Nirvana
Now, Posty has revealed which other artists he would love to do cover sets of and his answer may surprise you.
Back in April, Post Malone hosted a very special Nirvana tribute set. For the virtual event, he covered some of the band's most iconic hits to raise money for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. The setlist included some iconic tracks from the band including “Territorial Pissings,” “About A Girl,” “Heart Shaped Box” and tons more.
Post Malone was joined by blink-182's Travis Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee to bring the classic songs to life. Together, they managed to raise over $4.3 million for charity. TMZ reported that $1 million was raised in just the first hour of the cover set.
Google also pledged to double the first $2.5 million raised, eventually adding an additional $5 million to the cause. Post Malone's performance earned the stamp of approval from Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and Courtney Love.
Now, Posty has revealed which artists he would love to cover next. When asked by Uproxx if he would ever do another cover set, Post Malone was a bit hesitant. However, he has two other classic artists in mind.
Posty previously covered Bob Dylan during a Twitch stream. As well, he revealed to Noisey just how much he loves country music and Johnny Cash.
"Whenever I was a little kid, my mom would always put country in the car so I guess that's where it came from," he said. "Johnny Cash influenced me a lot. He's a great storyteller. I've always loved the live San Quentin performance, just the pure joy that you can see from all of the people that were in jail and Johnny came to rock with them and show them some love. It's really inspiring, it's really super dope."
Post Malone is currently working on a follow-up to 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. Last month, he told Complex that he has created a lot of new music this year. From the sounds of it, fans can expect to hear a whole new side of Post Malone and some new influences in the future.
“I’ve been recording a lot of new music for the album,” he said. “Having the team here with me creating has been amazing. We have been experimenting with some new sounds and are really excited for the world to hear.”
As well, his new material is heavily inspired by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“There’s so much to say in these times that will give people hope and hopefully uplift people’s spirits," he told WSJ Magazine. "Because it’s a dark time in America. It’s a dark time in the world. In the darkest of times, I’m just trying to make something beautiful out of it.”
No release date for his new album has been announced yet. However, it’s possible fans could hear Posty’s new music sometime in 2021.
For now, fans can get their weekly dose of Post Malone during his Celebrity World Pong League. His new series features him and his DJ Smitty playing some intense battles of beer pong with familiar faces including Halsey, Doja Cat and the Chainsmokers.
Machine Gun Kelly and Tyla Yaweh joined Posty and Smitty for the Pong League's first-ever episode that was full of trash talk, air balls and, of course, some iconic beer pong moments.
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