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Illustration for article titled Watch Rivers Cuomo cover Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” during a Zoom session
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There are two kinds of Weezer covers: the catchy, organic ones and the blatant nostalgia grabs. Recently, fans got a new entry in the former category when Rivers Cuomo performed a stripped-down cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” during a Zoom webinar session. Check it out below.

Perhaps it’s the quarantine-induced video conferencing, or Cuomo’s giant bottle of hand sanitizer, or his pasty, indoor-kid beach getup, but there’s something about the Weezer frontman crooning alone on a piano that feels very appropriate for a Nirvana cover.

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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