Nirvana Reunite: Bittersweet Without Kurt – Historic With Paul McCartney


It has been said that Kurt Cobain was my generation’s John Lennon. I believe it to be true. But last night fans got their fix of Nirvana with another Beatle on board – Paul McCartney. 

Yep… hell froze over last night. Nirvana reunited. Minus Kurt Cobain of course. But with Paul McCartney on vocals. Historic indeed.

At the 12-12-12 concert for hurricane Sandy relief – the collaboration was the capstone of a six-hour music marathon that included performances by Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and more.

“Recently some guys asked me to go and jam with them,” McCartney explained before introducing the former members of Nirvana. “So I showed up… and in the middle of it, these guys kept saying ‘We haven’t played together for years, you know? The penny finally dropped. I finally understood that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.”

Dave Grohl refreshingly returned to his kit, proving that he is still the hardest-hitting drummer in rock today. With Krist Novoselic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar, the makeshift band debuted a brand-new song – “Cut Me Some Slack” – which will be featured in the upcoming Dave Grohl-directed documentary “Sound City.”

The brand-new track is a jam-packed rocker of a song with swirling, almost twangy distorted electric guitars. A bittersweet moment for fans of Kurt, but historic and electrifying nonetheless. Listen and watch above.

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