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Nirvana reunites with Paul McCartney instead of Kurt Cobain (really)

Dec 12, 2012

Today in “Oh, so that’s a thing” news: former Beatle Paul McCartney will play with Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic in a one-off performance tonight in New York City’s Madison Square Garden during a 12/12/12 fundraising event for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. This marks the first time the two Nirvana members have played since front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide was murdered by his then-wife Courtney Love back in 1994. From The Guardian:

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.”

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