Watch Daniel Johns Cover Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ At triple j’s Beat The Drum
Written by Tom Williams on 19th January, 2015
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triple j‘s Beat The Drum concert in Sydney celebrated the national broadcaster’s 40th birthday, and saw some sterling performances from a number of Australia’s most loved musicians.
Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns had the honour of covering Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, the song which has helped define modern youth, and which topped triple j’s Hottest 100 Of All Time list. Watched by 25,000 music lovers in attendance, and heard by many more listening to the simulcast, Johns turned the Nirvana classic into a slow piano ballad, backed by a harpist.
Two highlights sets recorded at Beat The Drum will be broadcast as part of triple j’s Live At The Wireless program at 8pm on Monday, 19th January, and again at 5pm on Sunday, 25th January.
Other acts who performed at the concert include Hilltop Hoods, The Presets, Megan Washington, Hermitude and The Cat Empire. Read up on what went down in the full review of Beat The Drum.
Watch: Daniel Johns – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana Cover) live at triple j’s Beat The Drum
Image: Daniel Johns Performs At Beat The Drum – Sydney, The Domain 17/01/15 / Photo: Ashley Mar