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Miley Does Nirvana -- Kurt Cobain Spins In Grave

5/3/2011 6:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus is Disney ... Nirvana is grunge -- and never the twain shall meet ... except it happened in Ecuador last week, when Miley decided to perform, "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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rhbjorn    

That could have been a lot worse. She gave it a fair try, and the band was pretty tight.

1239 days ago
32.

M    

i liked it better then anything else she has ever done

...but she still sucks

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mike_s    

Actually, power pop was a big part of the nirvana sound, that's what made Nevermind such a huge success.

I was listening to the Redd Kross podcast (an 80s-90s power pop indie group, if you don't know), and they mixed the Jonas Brothers right in there with The Last and The Runaways. It worked, I thought it was brilliant. Miley and the Jonas Bros are the inheritors of the power pop legacy to which Nirvana heavily contributed. In fact, nowadays, the Disney/Nickelodeon stable are almost the only power pop game in town.

Anyway, I have to admit I was momentarily revulsed when I heard about it, but the light went off pretty quickly, it's really not that strange if you think about it.

1239 days ago
34.

Frank Furter    

You suck Miley go back and play with your Barbie dolls because you obvioulsy CANNOT sing for yourr life

1239 days ago
35.

dre    

Apparently...she is doing something right!! As we all sit at home unemployed or at our desk at work making sh*t for wages, shes a millionaire. Jealous anyone? Seems to me, she can do anything she wants!!

1239 days ago
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chris    

Billy Ray Cyrus and Kurt Cobain became good friends and bonded over the fact that both had daughters born one month apart, Miley Cyrus and Frances Bean Cobain, according to a March 2011 GQ interview with Billy Ray.

1239 days ago
37.

Truth    

MILEY, WORD OF ADVICE. STAY OFF THE ROCK EXCEPT YOUR CRACK ROCKS. HER VOICE SUCKS. ONE TOO MANY NEWPORTS.

1239 days ago
38.

Carl    

Not so much a Disney vs. Grunge thing as it is highly talented musicians vs. a no talent fading starlet.

1239 days ago
39.

Nix    

Wow, that was REALLY horrible!!! I can't believe she thought she could pull that off.

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40.

chris    

@Mike_S, most of the people in Cyrus' band are from pop-punk American Hi-Fi.

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41.

Hugh Jass    


I liked Weird Al's parody much better

1239 days ago
42.

moe l.    

Are 15 minutes up yet???

1239 days ago
43.

tlynn    

What drugs wasn't she on! WTF was that...body retardation convulsions? LMFAO - this one trick trailer trash hillbilly should tour overseas & not in this country. It's not that americans don't get her or appreciate her "nasal hairlball" talentless singing, with the exception of a few teens...the hillbilly can't sing and neither could her hillbilly mullet freak dad!!! Please do us all a favor and keep touring & catscreaming outside this country -

1239 days ago
44.

Rastus    

Not a fan but that was a pretty good cover. I think it would have made Cobain smile.

1239 days ago
45.

FreakHater    

O Dang!!! she looked like Elaine Bennis on Seinfeld and her stupid spastic dance moves at the beginning!!! Buhahahahaha

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