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Lana Del Rey Covers Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box,’ Weakly

'Born to Die' singer belted out a rendition of 'In Utero' smash in Australia

picture-18576-1373300776By: Marc Hogan // July 27, 2012

Stop the Internet: One week after Lil Wayne Photoshopped himself onto the cover of Nevermind, Lana Del Rey has covered Nirvana. Last night at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia, the Born to Die singer performed a version of In Utero‘s “Heart-Shaped Box,” as celebrity blog Oh No They Didn’t points out. The fan video doesn’t do her vocals any favors — the Saturday Night Live haterade contingent should find plenty more to hate here — band cuts it off in mid-line. But the dramatic orchestral backing does manage to bring Kurt Cobain’s blunt, dark, anti-glamorous thoughts into Del Rey’s blunt, dark, glamorous world. Countdown until Foo Fighters or Hole cover “Diet Mtn Dew” ends in 3… 2… 1…

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