That's right, the entire living Nirvana lineup have reformed! They've drafted Paul McCartney in as their frontman for the Hurricane Sandy relief concert tonight.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012 03:22 pm
In a last minute bid for "WTF of the year", Paul McCartney will front a reformed Nirvana at a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert tonight.
Both Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are taking part, along with Pat Smear who once toured as an additional Nirvana guitarist and now plays in the Foo Fighters lineup. With McCartney being a personal hero to Kurt Cobain, this is as close to a Nirvana reunion as we'll ever see.
Of course, it could end up being a Beatles performance for all we know. Nirvana were huge fans of the Beatles, so they'd probably jump at the chance to perform their songs with Macca.
They've been secretly working on a new song in preparation for the gig, after Grohl asked McCartney to "jam with some mates".
McCartney says he didn't realise who they were at first, according to the Sun:
"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, Bon Jovi and Eric Clapton will also play at the benefit concert, alongside several pop stars. Money raised from the event will go to the Sandy Relief benefit fund to aid those whose lives were affected by the recent hurricane on the East Coast.
You can watch a live stream of the concert here when it starts later tonight:
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