News: Paul McCartney Replacing Kurt Cobain In Reunited Nirvana Lineup

December 12, 2012 No comments yet


The Guardian revealed Paul McCartney will join a reunited Nirvana for tonight’s star-studded 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden. Other acts performing include the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Billy Joe, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, Bon Jovi and Eddie Vedder performing Pink Floyd with Roger Waters.

Whaaaaat. The Guardian reports:

The former Beatle will join Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic on stage in New York to play a new song after secretly working with the pair. Grohl and Novoselic have not performed with each other for 20 years.

A spokesman confirmed that Grohl recently asked McCartney to come along to “jam with some mates”.

The former Beatle suggested they “just make something up” and found himself playing with Grohl on drums, bassist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear, who toured with Nirvana for the last six months of the band’s career.

McCartney said: “I didn’t really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said: ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’

“And somebody whispered to me: ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Find it hard to believe the whimsical one didn’t know he was jamming with Nirvana until after the fact, but he’s got a lot on his mind. It’s important to note the new-look Nirvana will perform a ‘new’ song, so we don’t have to think about Paul singing “Rape Me” or “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

This epic Sandy event begins at 7:30 EST. You can watch online by donating. What do you think of Paul as Kurt? It makes me feel a little weird.

via Stereogum