Nirvana + Paul McCartney?
2012-12-12 by Philip Whitehead | 91 Comments

News is spreading across the internet today that the 2 survivors of influential grunge band
Nirvana will perform a one-off reunion tonight at charity concert 121212 in New York, with
former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney performing vocal duties. McCartney said upon first
rehearsal that he had no idea who the trio of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear were
until someone told him "that's Nirvana. You're Kurt."

Check out more at the links below:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/12/paul-mccartney-kurt-cobain-nirvana

[a]http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/paul-mccartney-to-front-nirvana-
wtf-2/[/a]

http://www.nme.com/news/nirvana/67675

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2012

31047 Comments


I think you'll find that there are only 2 surviving members

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DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


Smear is performing with them - he was at least a touring member until they broke up and we have no idea if he was set to play on the 4th album or not and we'll never know.

johnnydeking29
December 12th 2012

9011 Comments


Rather cool

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2012

31047 Comments


Smear is performing with them - he was at least a touring member until they broke up and we have no idea if he was set to play on the 4th album or not and we'll never know.


Touring member =/= member of the band


porch
December 12th 2012

8453 Comments


chad channing, jason everman + paul mccartney



DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


I guess so. He played in the secret reunion back in 2010 though. I genuinely think he would've been a full time member come album 4.

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


Couldn't get anymore opposite, no-one was ever crying for a Nirvana reunion so it should have been left alone.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


If they were gonna get a big name to do it, it should've been Corey Taylor. No doubt in my mind he would've been suited to the job.

Sapient.
December 12th 2012

1109 Comments


wonder if Courtney Love will try suing Paul McCartney now? ;)

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


I Hate Myself and I Want to Live and Let Die.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

7322 Comments


I doubt this is true, but if so it's a truly, truly terrible idea.

ViperAces
December 12th 2012

12382 Comments


this is supposed to be today?

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


It seems to have been picked up by a few rather reputable sites, still I hope it's false.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

7322 Comments


Tbf if you were to use the old 'would Kurt approve?' argument the answer would undoubtedly be yes.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


No doubt, Kurt loved The Beatles.

ViperAces
December 12th 2012

12382 Comments


Paul > Kurt in my eyes.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


Yeah but imagine Paul singing Rape Me.

omnipanzer
December 12th 2012

21442 Comments


"Paul > Kurt in my eyes."
Agreed but Nirvana had their time, place and sound and Paul singing nirvana reeks of failure. I'm assuming they are not doing Nirvana tracks?

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ViperAces
December 12th 2012

12382 Comments


lol if this i true its gonna be funny as hell

ViperAces
December 12th 2012

12382 Comments


and yea i agree it would be like death reunining with rob halford

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


It is true, been all over the news and radio in the UK

Lexluthor
December 12th 2012

96 Comments


Kurt Cobain, "I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney"

Source: http://www.livenirvana.com/interviews/8902pw/index.html


Could be kind of interesting if nothing else. I doubt they will play any Nirvana songs, the media is undoubtedly making it it out to be more than it is.

jwyles4
December 12th 2012

311 Comments


lolwut

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


A Nirvana gig with no Nirvana songs, right...

demigod!
December 12th 2012

44082 Comments


um

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BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


I still can't believe this, McCartney of all people

Dolving999
December 12th 2012

1615 Comments


"Here he is, ladies and gentleman, the one and only... McCobain!"

henryChinaski
December 12th 2012

2708 Comments


Yeah shitty idea.

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demigod!
December 12th 2012

44082 Comments


i hope they play blew

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


Dunno Taylor can fit most styles and probably imitate Cobain quite well - whenever he's performed other people's songs before he's done pretty good portrayals.

demigod!
December 12th 2012

44082 Comments


lol bad idea

maybe the guy from the pixies. that would be neat. but i couldnt see it happening.

Gwyn.
December 12th 2012

14988 Comments


Beatles >>>> Nirvana

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Minus.
December 12th 2012

2680 Comments


Frank Black from the Pixies would have been sweet.

punkd2000
December 12th 2012

16 Comments


Geddy Lee would have been better

Minus.
December 12th 2012

2680 Comments


If we forget the fact that Geddy Lee plays bass, it would still be a train wreck. Wait...were you just being sarcastic?

Tribalist
December 12th 2012

57 Comments


Worse than Loutallica

derho
December 12th 2012

307 Comments


this really makes sense. I mean think about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpMt_YqVbhw

DrGonzo1937
December 12th 2012

5399 Comments


Don't believe it myself.

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


people comparing Beatles and Nirvana, get the fuck out

DrGonzo1937
December 12th 2012

5399 Comments


McCartney's voice is fucked, I can't see how this would work!

DrGonzo1937
December 12th 2012

5399 Comments


Chris Cornell would have been a good choice.

BillTheButcher
December 12th 2012

289 Comments


just. cant. see. it. Man so Grohls has been jamming with ex members of Zeppelin and now the Beatles.

HaloDude442
December 12th 2012

692 Comments


get anthony green on that shit


EDIT: http://youtu.be/9izfxtZl04U

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


Get no-one on it and prevent Cobain's legacy from being tarnished

HaloDude442
December 12th 2012

692 Comments


Nah you first bro

treeqt.
December 12th 2012

9550 Comments


almost interesting

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
December 12th 2012

2887 Comments


lol this is ridiculous !

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

49955 Comments


So he didn't even know who they were? And then agreed to perform with them?

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BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


The guy is an arsehole and is shit live

newjunkaesthetic93
December 12th 2012

1871 Comments


Well this is really weird. I wonder if they chose to do it with Paul because Kurt was such a big Beatles fan.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

49955 Comments


Kurt was a Lennon guy though

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


He didn't like McCartney

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

49955 Comments


I'm sure he liked him, I'm just sayin his idol was Lennon

BigPleb
December 12th 2012

35340 Comments


So it should be, everyone loves Lennon

fireandblood
December 12th 2012

198 Comments


They're gonna play Bleach in its entirety and Paul is just gonna do his Helter Skelter thing all the way through

newjunkaesthetic93
December 12th 2012

1871 Comments


You guys are totally right. They should just use a John Lennon hologram to stand in for Kurt.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


Paul knew who Grohl was. He jammed with him a few years ago on something.

loveisamixtape
December 12th 2012

5926 Comments


wow this is probably going to be terrible

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DeafMetal
December 12th 2012

8584 Comments


sir paul doesn't need to concern himself with these other lesser acts

sunofwhales
December 12th 2012

75 Comments


Has potential... but it could very well suck super hard. Can't decide.

DeafMetal
December 12th 2012

8584 Comments


"Paul McCartney is a legendary musician, but he is also a cocky douchebag"


um...

he's PAUL MCCARTNEY like

Spec
December 12th 2012

27102 Comments


Wonder who Courtney will sue over this!

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loveisamixtape
December 12th 2012

5926 Comments


i was related to paul mccartney once but i still don't like him

Torii
December 12th 2012

810 Comments


Jared Letto would have been better. He even looks a lot like Kurt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Kf4zBL6V8

chesse13
December 12th 2012

2326 Comments


i really want to see how this turns out

Relinquished
December 12th 2012

24862 Comments


this is incredible and unwanted

iSkane
December 12th 2012

841 Comments


This will be interesting to see. I mean, it's not like people said "Hey, we should put Nirvana back together but with McCartney as Kurt." The band thought that it would be cool, don't understand why all of you are getting so butthurt about it.

Gwyn.
December 12th 2012

14988 Comments


Wonder who Courtney will sue over this!


lmao

So it should be, everyone loves Lennon


I don't, Lennon was an asshole.
He made good music though

lou1000
December 12th 2012

925 Comments


how do i get an avatar pic

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Relinquished
December 12th 2012

24862 Comments


suck chan's dick

EyeForAnEye
December 12th 2012

1692 Comments


They should play Stain.

SpiritCrusher2
December 12th 2012

2936 Comments


um.. guys.. they won't play any Nirvana songs, they'll perform one song they wrote together

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012

23800 Comments


this is so damn stupid, come on you guys - you're better than this

newjunkaesthetic93
December 12th 2012

1871 Comments


Why'd they need to bring Bon Jovi out to ruin "Born to Run"? I swear, looking at Bon Jovi is like going 30 years into the future and seeing grown up Bieber. Such a douche.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s5cxpRRmCg8 concert streaming here. Might take a while but Foo Fighters linked to it, time to find out if the rumours are true.

MiniatureHorse
December 12th 2012

908 Comments


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 12th 2012

1743 Comments


UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IT'S THAT BINT FROM TWILIGHT

Relinquished
December 12th 2012

24862 Comments


tori black talking about new jersey yesss

DamnVanne
December 12th 2012

1772 Comments


Oh? Nirvana is evolving!

savagecabbage
December 12th 2012

2105 Comments


So Pat Smear's dad would be Pap Smear?

Excellent

lyzakthellama
December 12th 2012

1720 Comments


So... did people forget about Katrina? Everyone keeps saying we have never seen a storm like this and shit like that but I'm pretty sure Katrina did more damage. What's with that?

ShadowRemains
December 12th 2012

20449 Comments


tori black talking about new jersey yesss


the tori black?

savagecabbage
December 12th 2012

2105 Comments


whoa

megadedhed
December 13th 2012

94 Comments


They actually sound good. This is nice.

joesmoe4000
December 13th 2012

368 Comments


not a Beatles fan but respect them I'am a huge John Lennon & Nirvana fan tho.thought this would suck with McCartney leading let me say i take that back i was blown away!!!

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loveisamixtape
December 13th 2012

5926 Comments


does anyone have a link to this performance

syffuf25
December 13th 2012

109 Comments


^
http://consequenceofsound.net/2012/12/nirvana-reunite-with-paul-mccartney-record-new-song-cut-me-some-slack/ First video is them playing Cut Me Some Slack.

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 13th 2012

1743 Comments


Studio recording to be released as part of Dave Grohl's film. If they release it as a single it'll instantly top the charts.

Acrosstheshield13
December 13th 2012

791 Comments


Nirvana was such a shit band..the only good thing about Nirvana is Grohl

GarlicBreath
December 13th 2012

149 Comments


What the............? Why stop at Paul Macartney?? Why not get Cliff Richard or Elton John to be Kurt. Or Kreayshawn. Or Psy. Absolutely ridiculous

DatsNotDaMetulz
December 14th 2012

1743 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBd9330h9kI

Studio version of the song. Full tracklist for Sound City:

01. Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes, and Robert Levon Been – “Heaven and All”
02. Brad Wilk, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, and Tim Commerford – “Time Slowing Down”
03. Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Stevie Nicks, and Taylor Hawkins – “You Can’t Fix This”
04. Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Rick Springfield, and Taylor Hawkins – “The Man That Never Was”
04. Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Lee Ving, Pat Smear, and Taylor Hawkins – “Your Wife Is Calling”
06. Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, and Scott Reeder – “From Can to Can’t”
07. Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, and Joshua Homme – “Centipede”
08. Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, and Joshua Homme – “A Trick With No Sleeve”
09. Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack”
10. Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Jim Keltner, and Rami Jaffee – “Once Upon a Time… The End”
11. Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, and Trent Reznor – “Mantra”


TBF This probably warrants its own article but I'm too lazy right now.



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