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OT: Surviving members of Nirvana replace Kurt Cobain with....Paul McCartney!

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Initial post: Dec 13, 2012 10:41:00 AM PST
GarionOrb says:

Paul McCartney will fill the role of Kurt Cobain when he plays with the surviving members of Nirvana at the 12.12.12 concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday night.

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.

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.

Kurt Cobain took his own life in April 1994.

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."

The Rolling Stones, Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Kanye West will also play at the 12.12.12 concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 10:46:43 AM PST
[G.H.O.S.T.] says:
Does this mean we'll be treated to McCartney screaming "rape me"?

By the way, I always thought 'Pat Smear' was a funny name.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 10:49:13 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
I would have gone with Bieber.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:13:08 AM PST
Junkiiiii says:
Did anyone watch this? It was just Dave Grohl, Kris Novaselic and Pat Smear playing with Paul McCartney. It was hardly a nirvana reunion when you only play one song and it isn't a Nirvana song.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 11:14:47 AM PST
Hey says:
Yeah, but you can't hype it up any other way.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:59:20 AM PST
LogJam says:
Somehow I'm not sure Kurt Cobain and Sir McCartney would have been best friends.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 12:10:45 PM PST
I heard Cobain was a huge fan of the Beatles. Regardless, I think what you mentioned would be interesting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 12:41:59 PM PST
LogJam says:
If that's true that would be awesome. I was just thinking about how different their music was.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 12:44:40 PM PST
Well, Cobain has said that there is a ton of influence on his music style, so I think there are some similarities.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 12:53:50 PM PST
LogJam says:
For sure. I'm thinking genre- and era-wise.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:17:25 PM PST
Nicos says:
Looks like Nirvana fans will simply be having a wonderful Christmas-time.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:21:34 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 14, 2012 12:29:46 AM PST
user22 says:
I watched it, but I missed the last few artists. It was a pretty good concert. Springsteen, Bon Jovi and the Stones rocked it, Alicia Keys was amazing, Clapton...nuff said, and I liked Roger Waters with Eddie Vedder doing Comfortably Numb. Could have done without The Who though, they didn't sound too good.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 12:37:38 AM PST
I thought it was good. Wish McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana would've done more together but, it was a good show. I liked the surprised performance by Michael Stipe and Chris Martin.

I read online where they were expecting 2 billion TV viewers world wide.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 4:37:05 AM PST
Aku says:
Nirvana's success came from Cobain's willingness to accept recording methods that the Beatles used, though. Or more accurately, John Lennon. Nevermind would have sounded like it was recorded in a bathroom, if they followed the other punk/grunge bands rebelling from practices used by manufactured pop acts.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 9:16:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 9:16:47 AM PST
the whole show was awesome. except there were a few out of place performances. that rapper guy wearing the dress, and the young english guy, though it was cool when Michael Stipe came out and saved him.
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