What's going on with all these Nirvana tributes? In April, all hell broke loose in Ecuador when teen poptart Miley Cyrus covered Kurt Cobain's Smells Like Teen Spirit and die-hard Nirvana fans simultaneously imploded, mocking the former Disney starlet for daring to honor the legendary Gawd of Alternative Music, Cyrus being only 2-years-old when Cobain took his life (or was it Courtney Love Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the lead pipe?)
Earlier that month, American musician/actor Jared Leto posted his Pennyroyal Tea/Rape Me Nirvana tribute on the 17th anniversary of Cobain's death, although it was quickly uncovered to be a desperate audition tape for a rumored, upcoming Nirvana bio-pic.
Now classical music steps up with David Garrett's on-trend tribute. Last night in Verona at the world-famous Arena, the German alterna-violinist covered Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for a populist concert to celebrate the arrival of the arena's 89th opera season which opens on June 17th with La Traviata. Garrett was joined by Uruguayan bass baritone Erwin Schrott who belted out Pablo Ziegler's sultry-sexy tango piece, Rojotango, in company of crusty Italian singer Zucchero who sang "Miserere" dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti.
Now we're just waitng patiently for Roberto Alagna to cover Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun.