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Watch Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic Cover Lorde's 'Royals' On Accordion

03/13/2014 09:35 am 09:35:31 | Updated Mar 13, 2014
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Certain songs capture the zeitgeist in a way that transcends genres. "Let It Go" is an obvious example, and now so is Lorde's "Royals," which has also spawned endless covers: a capella, Pentatonix, bluegrass, Bruce Springsteen, Mayer Hawthorne and, as of this past weekend, accordion.

But not just any old accordion -- Nirvana bassist and co-founder Krist Novoselic's accordion. The 48-year-old rocker performed an instrumental version of "Royals" during a March 9 show in Maryland. If you're surprised to hear that, don't be: apparently the accordion is Novoselic's "obsession."

Here's Novoselic playing a Beatles medley.

And here he is joining the Foo Fighters onstage to perform "These Days."

Watch Novoselic discuss his accordion habits with Fuse at the 12-12-12 concert. "I have to play every day and I play it for hours," he says.

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