Nirvana To Tour With McCartney?

After their second live performance there are hints of a full-scale tour, with Krist Novoselic citing David Lee Roth as another candidate for frontman.

Nirvana To Tour With McCartney?
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After their second live performance, this time on Saturday Night Live, fans are asking: Will Nirvana and Paul McCartney go on full-scale tour? There's no official announcement, but HenneMusic reports that if you ask bassist Krist Novoselic, the answer is: "Absolutely." The surviving members of Nirvana unexpectedly reformed with Paul McCartney and Nirvana's touring guitarist Pat Smear for a 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert last week. They opted to write a brand new song, "Cut Me Some Slack", rather than perform any Nirvana or Beatles tracks. Novoselic would even tour with other classic-era artists, citing the Van Halen frontman as one potential example. "I love David Lee Roth. I would tour with David Lee Roth because I think he's great," Krist said. "It wouldn't be some oldies review; if we put a band together and we were making music and we felt good about it and there was that passion and that spark I'd do it in a second." Krist realises some Nirvana fans were disappointed to see the band reunite without late singer Kurt Cobain. To those fans, Krist says: "Who asked you?" But every band needs a name, and Krist adds that there was fan idea that he liked. "The best was when they called it 'Sirvana' (Sir Paul + Nirvana). I thought that was really good." Watch the band perform "Cut Me Some Slack" on Saturday Night Live:
What do you think of the potential for a tour with the remaining Nirvana members? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    Kinths
    THIS WAS NOT A FUCKING NIRVANA REUNION. They don't call it Nirvana and didn't play a Nirvana song. Stop using this misleading bullshit headline to get views. Just because those three get together does not mean it's Nirvana, All 3 played on the last foo's album shall we go and rename the Foo Fighters to Nirvana now?
    festivalinhell
    That my friend is a fantastic point.
    Kinths
    Thank you, I'ts a shame I had to result to cursing to get it across but this is like the 4th time in a week now and I've commented near the same every single time. Not only is it completely misleading, it's also getting the people involved undeserved hate. Things like the Courtney Love rant probably wouldn't have happened if so called "news" sources didn't keep misleading everyone into thinking that their aim is to reform Nirvana. Most Nirvana fans opposition to the idea of them playing together likely wouldn't have happened either. It's just 4 musicians who wanted to play together and raise some money for people in need while they do it.
    festivalinhell
    Courtney Love is brainless gutter swine. If she could work enough energy to rub her two brain cells together and produce a COHERENT tweet or comment from time to time perhaps i'd take her a bit more seriously. I get it she was Kurt's girl but clearly she hasn't the intelligent to produce anything that is intelligible... It is painful to see people going to far to make the musicians look bad. It was for a great cause and if they did decide to tour i doubt it would be under the Nirvana name. All parties involved have too much respect for Kurt to do so because that band was really his brain child so to hijack it for profit like that... not something characteristic of any of those guys, especially not Dave.
    SleepFan
    Gutter Swine would be a good band/album name. Also thanks for making this point for us all Kinths. Sincerely, Me - Merry Christmas!
    JAHellraiser
    *radio voice* and here's the new Nirvana record! "I Should Have Known" here on UG Radio, the Ultimate Radio Station for your Guitar needs!
    BassFishin
    I pictured that sitting on Songs for the Deaf as one of the radio bits somehow, DJ ignorance and all. hahaha
    Chaduah
    yeah when did the members themselves start calling it a nirvana reunion? Isnt that just media speculation for the most part?
    bushmaster_six
    I can promise you the David Lee Roth comment was a typical sarcastic Krist remark that no one got, just like the old days..
    notaconotaco
    I'd undoubtedly try to get tickets to the nearest show, but David Lee Roth would be rough to sit through.
    False_God
    I must say, Im totally digging this. Cool song and cool to see them performing together. But yes, this is NOT Nirvana, just the members of the band reuniting for a side project.
    Casperov
    Who cares who they play with? If you don't like what they do, don't buy it. Dave got to play with Page and JpJ. Now he is getting to play with Sir Paul. That's pretty cool. How many of you would turn down the chance?
    lpwjbklyn
    After Kurt Cobain died and Nirvana disbanded, Dave Grohl considered having Krist Novoselic as a part of the Foo Fighters. They both decided it would be a bad idea because Dave didn't want the new band to be "another Nirvana." It's been almost twenty years and, if he wasn't interested in a Nirvana revival/revamping THEN, I'm pretty sure he has no interest in it now, especially not in light of his own band's success and that of his various other musical endeavors. Too many music fans treat Nirvana and Kurt Cobain like a sacred cow so this debate will just go on forever.
    frehley freak
    F*cking dumb, they DID NOT ask "Are you touring with Paul?"; they asked "Would you like to tour with Paul?" Unfortunately this BullSH*T column was another product of Ultimate-Guitar.
    jhart08
    Courtney's not gonna like this. Could we force her to change her name to Courtney Hate?
    Z0S07657
    My mind is still blown about those guys teaming up with Paul McCartney. That's like a dream come true.
    hen3vz
    I wouldn't count on anything happening. Besides obviously Paul couldn't pull off nirvana songs, maybe dumb or all apologies and i wouldn't mind seeing them cover those types of songs. But in essence kurt was nirvana and i think dave respects that and would do anything substantial under that name
    THESHRED32
    Let's be real here, there's no way Krist was serious talking about David Lee Roth
    Kimkelson
    "Who asked you?" F*ck yes! All the pansy asses complaining about a Nirvana reunion, Krist is really saying what a true punk era rocker would say, "It's our f*cking lives, we'll do whatever the hell we want.". All hail Krist!
    N7Crazy
    I will more the gleefully accept this under two conditions: 1. They don't refer to themselves as Nirvana: It's like the Smashing pumpkins on this one - even though Billy calls it "The smashing pumpkins", all it is today is just "Billy & co.". The smashing pumpkins will first REALLY exist again, when D'arcy Wretzky, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlain are back together, and Nirvana will only ever exist again if Kurt comes back, revealing he lived on a remote island for over 18 years... 2. UG, STOP CALLING IT A NIRVANA REUNION! As previously pointed out, it is not Nirvana! So stop calling it that, so you can get traffic! If these terms are fulfilled, then I can easily say my opinion about this project... AWWWWW YEEEEEAAAAAH!
    kick_push
    I'm so happy that nirvana is back. Sorry Kurt but one dude doesn't make a band. See John Frusciante, Eric Averly, Mike Dunston, Jeremy Curtis.....
    adambauman31
    I also disagree. In a 3 piece band, 1 piece is very essential. There's only 4 instruments coming from the band and Kurt was responsible for 2 of them (voice included). It'd be like Rush without Geddy Lee.
    Doctor.Dolittle
    I agree. I immediately thought of Layne Staley and how Alice in Chains is still performing and writing. They're still going pretty strong, despite Layne, the old frontman, not being there.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    i always find myself coming back to alice in chains but i also realize that just simply not every band is the same and if they can find a way to make it work then go ahead. people also dont realize that theyre not playing nirvana songs or beatles songs, so its not really even a nirvana reunion its the guys from nirvana and mccartney
    guitarnut53
    I agree. And let's be realistic; they're not going to be able to find a true "replacement" for Kurt, just like Cantrell & Co. can't replace Layne. Fans are going to have to accept that and just enjoy what music they will create. But I definately understand how people feel, some legacies need to be left alone. Which is why they should make new music of their own.
    sonofgkex
    Stop calling them Nirvana for the love of god. Neither Paul McCartney nor David Lee Roth will ever be in Nirvana. Dude, seriously. This is a totally different thing from nirvana.
    Carl Hungus
    I am all for them doing their own thing. Totally cool. But Nirvana would have never come about without Kurt Cobain. He was the PRIMARY songwriter. Nuff said.
    schirripar
    You have a chili peppers icon and you don't like JF????? The Empyrean is a MILLION times better than I'm With You.
    Slackerbitch
    Dude. John Frusciante was the only interesting thing in RHCP. Ok, Flea's cool too, but every solo album by John is a million times more interesting than any Chili Peppers album. And The Empyrean is quite possibly one of the best albums ever recorded. Of course these are only opinions, but now you've heard mine.
    rickjarzy
    the one and only man who would be capable to front "Nirvana" is "Weird Al" Yankovic