Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Lana Del Rey takes on Nirvana

lana-del-rey.jpg
nirvana.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg
Untitled-3.jpg

Lana Del Rey risked the wrath of Nirvana fans last night (26 July) by performing a cover of one of the grunge band's greatest hits, Heart-Shaped Box.

Never one to shy from a challenge, Del Rey gave a slightly strained rendition of Nirvana's 1993 track, written by Kurt Cobain, at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

A brief clip of the performance on YouTube (below), shows the crowd cheering in appreciation, but reaction to the cover elsewhere was a little more mixed.

The Sydney Morning Herald praised Del Rey's "awkward vulnerability," which it said chimed well with "Kurt Cobain's seething rage."

Others were not so complimentary.

"I'm a long time Nirvana fan also and no one should attempt to do it as it can't be done better by anyone else! It's very amusing to watch such materialist people do Nirvana covers but that's about it," one user wrote, as another added, "She's a good singer don't get me wrong, but I guess I'm just really picky when it comes to Nirvana songs."

Take a look at the performance yourself and let us know your verdict on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Related

treehouse 2.JPG

Bed beneath the stars with the world's best treehouse escapes

Demi Tunni 3.JPG

Britain's most unusual and unique wedding venues

Hero-image.jpg

Cool London Olympics 2012 souvenirs

Comments

More

Jennifer and Justin reveal secret to their happy marriage

They’re not just husband and wife – they’re Friends, too by Kayleigh Dray

27 Sep 2016

Will & Grace return: watch the brand new episode right here

“We're baaaaaaack!” by Moya Crockett

27 Sep 2016

Angelina Jolie to become university lecturer at LSE

It’s a brand-new start for Angelina Jolie by Kayleigh Dray

27 Sep 2016

Elle MacPherson reveals why she regrets starring in Friends

“It was a lot of pressure…” by Kayleigh Dray

26 Sep 2016

Watch Emma Watson’s powerful feminist video

“The race is still on. Every day of every year of our lives, but we will cross the finishing line. No one can stop us.” by Harriet Hall

26 Sep 2016

Anna Kendrick praises Gigi Hadid for elbowing man who assaulted her

The Pitch Perfect star has defended Gigi Hadid from critics by Kayleigh Dray

26 Sep 2016

From Will & Grace to Buffy: when cult TV and film casts reunite

The cast of Will & Grace are back together again...

26 Sep 2016

Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery is engaged

“One bright spot in an otherwise unbelievably tragic and unfair life story.” by Moya Crockett

26 Sep 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

Kate Hudson frolics with Tony Blair while Laura Trott and Jason Kenny tie the knot by Nicola Colyer

26 Sep 2016

Marion Cotillard’s partner responds to Brad Pitt affair rumours

“It’s time to move on…” by Kayleigh Dray

26 Sep 2016