They’re no strangers to one another, but the prospect of a collaboration is enough to draw excitement.
The performance ended up raising nearly $3 million for charity and spawned a new musical partnership.
In an interview with Spin, Barker revealed he and Malone have been writing new music together. The drummer was en route to Salt Lake City, Utah “to just write for a week with him [Post Malone].”
Barker added the two wanted to “just jam and have fun.” While he didn’t reveal whether or not their jam sessions will progress past that, the possibility of an album is certainly an enticing prospect.
Barker also gave insight on how the collaboration came about. “I was sitting at home and I was working with this artist named Poorstacy. I got a phone call from Brian Lee. He writes with Post a lot and is a really good friend of his and he said, ‘I have this song idea I want to present to Post, I’d really like you to record drums on it,’” he said.
“So I sent drums back 45 minutes later. He’s like, ‘this is awesome. Would you be down to do this Nirvana thing with us? We were talking about maybe doing 20 Nirvana covers and it’ll be a charity for coronavirus and help first responders.’”
Barker thought he was joking. He wasn’t sure whether Post Malone’s team was serious about having him drive to Salt Lake City and figure out a way to learn Nirvana covers and live stream a performance.
“We kept talking about it and they said they were serious and I should come out there in three days,” Barker said.
“I was like, ‘whoa, this is really happening.’ So I just spent the next three days learning 20 Nirvana songs, which was fun because Nirvana is one of the greatest bands of all time. And then just driving out there and doing that quarantine was so cool when people are sitting around and really need live music. And what better band to pay tribute to than Nirvana?”