Nirvana Alum Approves of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Cover


Story by Charles Ken

Former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is okay with pop star covering Nirvana classic

Remember when pop starlet Miley Cyrus took to the stage to cover Nirvana’s groundbreaking single “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and fans were up in arms over the rendition? Well, former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is okay with it. Getting covered by the next generation is a compliment, right?

When asked by a Twitter follower what he thought of Cyrus’ now-famous rendition of the famed grunge-pop nugget, Novoselic replied, “Yes I approve of miley cyrus covering smells like teen spirit.” He followed that with a slight disclaimer that he only approved of the idea of Cyrus covering the track, since he hasn’t heard it yet:  “… I need to hear the version itself, so I only approve of the concept. Bless you and the ground you walk on.” Say you’re like Novoselic and haven’t seen the clip yet? Watch it, below.

Looking back on 20 years of “Nevermind” — the 1991 album that features “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — Novoselic says he has a much better perspective about the release now than he did when Nirvana fever exploded in the early-‘90s. “Yes, 20 years since Nevermind! You know that the time from when the album was released and the tragic way the band ended seems like a decade in itself but it was actually two and a half years,” he told Gibson. “It was an intense time and a lot happened that it feels like the period is longer. Things were never the same after that and the subsequent time was more normal – whatever that means! Suffice it to say I have much better perspective after 20 years than I did after two.”

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Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Features, Grunge, Music

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