Jack White Covers Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” in Malaysia


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Jack White, “Fear of the Dawn” – Story by Anne Erickson, album cover via Third Man Records

Jack White paid tribute to Nirvana during a recent show in Malaysia with a cover of “Heart-Shaped Box”

Anyone who has ever attended a Jack White concert knows that he never puts on the same show twice. Sometimes, White will even pull out random cover tunes for the crowd to enjoy.

That’s just what happened the other night. White and company performed a cover of the iconic 1993 Nirvana song “Heart-Shaped Box” during a recent performance in Malaysia.

“Heart-Shaped Box” written by Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain. The band released it as the lead single from their third and final studio album, “In Utero.” The song has a special place with Nirvana fans, since it makes the beginning of the end of the legendary grunge band. “Heart-Shaped Box” was also the final song Cobain performed live with Nirvana, during a show March 1, 1994, in Munich, Germany.

In White’s rendition of the tune, he sings in a slightly higher key than Cobain did, and he adds some interesting sounds and styles to the song, including some blues rock and fuzz. White invites the audience to get involved, too, as the crowd sings along to the song’s chorus of, “Hey, wait.” Watch video of the performance below.

In other news, White has kept busy in 2022. He released not one by two albums, “Fear of the Dawn” and “Entering Heaven Alive,” plus a collection of cover songs by The Stooges, Mazzy Star and Black Flag. He also honored the late country star and close friend Loretta Lynn with a cover of her classic “Van Lear Rose.” On the horizon, White will appear in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” He also has a few tour dates left for 2022. Find Jack White’s full upcoming tour schedule via his official website.

Anne Erickson
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