Nirvana Reform With Paul McCartney

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.

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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:

We're speechless, but if you have something to say about the biggest news of the year, go ahead in the comments.

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    So next weeks article; "Courtney Love sues Paul Mcartney"...
    ha, right!?? Can they even play any Nirvana songs up there? doesn't courtney still have a bunch of the rights to the songs? judging from her past actions i'd have to doubt she would ever let them play under that name unless she stood to make a boat load of cash. What a shitty headline. "Reunion"? more like, Surviving members of Nirvana playing with Paul". There, now im satisfied and can start my day... wtf
    If I remember correctly, Frances Cobain currently is in control of her mother's share of the rights due to Courtney owing her a substantial amount of cash, so I don't think she'll have any say
    And im entirely too excited for this....
    Hmm... I don't think McCartney was a personal hero for Kurt - I know, he liked Beatles' music, but not McCartney himself. Some quote from interview with Kurt: "I like The Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. "
    source please
    I would also like to see this source. However, I think it would be safe to say Kurt probably leaned Lennon when it came to the Beatles. Regardless, Paul is a legend and this will be awesome.
    "If it was up to me, Id get more oil tanker drivers drunk. I dont value music much. I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. I like Led Zeppelin, but I hate Robert Plant. I like the Who, but I hate Roger Daltrey." -Kurt Cobain
    @tarsplitter in regards to the Kurt quote (cause my replies usually don't work ) Honestly, I think Kurt was just being ironic.
    It seems like he's trying to say he hates being a frontman and/or he doesn't like frontmen in general.
    well said man could not agree more. knew that he was a huge fan of lennon (only reason they have over dubs on nevermind) because lennon did it with beatles. would say just a classic rock jam and mybe a few bars of something. just hard with courtney owning everything!@
    Kurt and Paul play(ed) left handed. I guess that is what they are looking for.
    I remember McCartney's performance at the Olympics earlier this year. I have low hopes for this.
    I saw Paul perform live two weeks ago here in Edmonton. He actually did an amazing job, best concert I've ever been to. I think it was just the fact he was performing in front of millions and millions of viewers for the Olympics that his performance slightly went down. He seemed more emotional in London than anything, and that's why his voice was a little shaky and what not. I know I'd have a bit of an off day if I was performing as the headliner for the bloody Olympics. Nerve-racking stuff right there.
    Nerve-racking stuff? You realise he was in The Beatles? Arguably the biggest band of all time. I'm pretty sure he would be used to playing to big audiences by now..
    So you're saying performing in front of 80,000 people in the stadium, and well over at least a quarter billion people over television wouldn't make you the slightest bit nervous? You're an idiot.
    Cool man! I'm in Eddie too, my mates went to that show, said it was amazing!
    If they were going to pick a veteran rock star, I think Neil Young would have been a cool addition.
    Not sure if I like it.... Paul is no kurt. he has a totally different style.. but I guess we will see.
    I agree. Surely someone like Chris Cornell would be better suited for this. He'd do a great job of it.
    Insanity ninja
    I'd love to see Chris Cornell perform with the other members of Nirvana... But I wonder what Courtney will have to say on this matter.
    cornell is good in his own right but the thought of him singing nirvana songs grosses me out
    Maybe that's the idea? Noone could possibly replace Kurt, so trying to get someone to sound like him would mean the concert is doomed to fail. Getting someone radically different would be more like a a tribute: Admitting that Kurt is irreplaceable, but that they still want to bring his music to the people.
    you needs someone who understands the music. And I suppose that's subjective, but chris cornell, or eddie vedder, these guys are too much of rock stars. kurt was the a punk rock star through and through, till the very end. I'm not saying you'd have to get a junkie (Scott Weiland), just a passionate artist. Like Niel Young.