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Macca to play with Nirvana at charity show, says The Sun

By | Published on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Paul McCartney

Bizarre alliance of the day and, so says The Sun, Paul McCartney will tonight take to the stage with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic to sing Nirvana songs.

According to the tab, Macca ended up playing with the two former Nirvana bandmates after suggesting a jam session to Grohl. Now all three, plus Pat Smear, who toured and played with Nirvana in 1993/4, will play at a special New York charity show tonight in aid of a fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. The quartet will play a new song plus some Nirvana tracks, apparently.

According to The Sun, Macca says that he didn’t really realise the significance when he found himself playing with Grohl, Novoselic and Smear all at the same time, adding: “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”.

Whether or not a Nirvana reunion with McCartney playing Cobain is genuinely on the cards remains to be seen. A post about the charity show on the former Beatles’ Facebook page is considerably less specific about the event. Also, while the Macca quote implies his jam constituted the first time Grohl, Novoselic and Smear had played together since the mid-1990s, Grohl previously revealed he and his former bandmates had got together and played ‘Smells Like Teen’ with only a studio manager as an audience last year. Though Grohl did stress at the time that their performance had remained vocal-less.

You can tune in to the benefit concert, to find out what happens, via broadcasts through various sources later tonight. Details here.