The always entertaining and outspoken Vice media celebrated their 20th anniversary and invited several musical acts to perform at the event.
The first few videos have just been posted on their official YouTube page, featuring a performance from Pulp’s frontman Jarvis Cocker and the lead singer of rock band Pavement Stephen Malkmus.
Vice is a media company that was set up in New York City in 1994 by CEO Shane Smith and many others. They’re responsible for hundreds of viral videos highlighting topics that traditional news broadcasters wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot stick.
If you’ve ever watched an interesting video on YouTube about North Korea, Somali pirates, Pakistani Taliban or the online drug trade, there’s a good chance it was a Vice documentary.
To commemorate their 20th anniversary, Vice invited several acts to come and perform covers of their favourite artists.
Actress Scarlett Johansson, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner and Pussy Riot all performed at the show.
Jarvis Cocker kept things lighthearted with the track ‘The Power of Love’ by Celine Dion and ‘If the Kids Are United’ by the English punk band Sham 69. Scarlett Johansson sang New Order’s ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’, while Nick Zinner led the house band for the night.
The Hollywood theme continued when the Wolf of Wall Street star Jonha Hill, got up on stage to cover Drake’s ‘Marvin Room’, with Spike Jonze accompanying on guitar.