Paul McCartney fronting Nirvana was something that very few people could have predicted. But on the basis of the responses to the pairing from Wednesday night's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, at which Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and Paul McCartney joined forces to play a new song.
Pretty much everyone was down with the idea. We say "pretty much everyone", because there was one person out there on the internet who was definitely not digging the return of Nirvana.
Courtney Love took to Facebook to comment on the reunion, which she had previously voiced her displeasure for, in a typically cryptic style. In a series of posts, she made reference to Alice In Chains performing without Layne Staley (who passed away in 2000), Sub-Pop label founder Jonathan Poneman and the TV show Homeland. The full series of posts is presented below:
Love also replied to several comments from fans, including one who told her that he thought the performance "kicked-a--". Love responded by criticizing Krist Novoselic's bass playing:
"scott really? i will repeat, with krists bass playing? Lets be clear hes not exactly known for its brilliance [sic]"
Love stated that she and Kurt "used to get into paul and john fights[sic]", claiming that she was a Paul person. She also noted that she "didn't care" if the band continued to play, so long as "they dont do songs they didnt write (nirvana songs they dont own) [sic]".
In other Nirvana/McCartney news, a website entitled Cut Me Some Slack has appeared in recent days, which features a 17 second snippet of what appears to be the studio version of the track that the group played at the Sandy benefit concert. Along with a YouTube video and a picture of a the final master tape for the song, the following text is displayed:
"Cut Me Some Slack" McCartney. Grohl. Novoselic. Smear.
Performed at the 12/12/12 Concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy victims.
From the album "Sound City - Real to Reel"
Music from and inspired by the film Sound City Movie