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

Krist Novoselic performs with Sound City Players at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo
Krist Novoselic performs with Sound City Players at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP Images)

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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