Hurricane Sandy Benefit: Paul McCartney Fronts Nirvana

Oh this is just so many levels of wrong and before this even airs, my eyes are bleeding and brain is screaming

CANNOT UNSEE!

I am sure musicologists can cite all sort of reasons about parallel complex harmonies in the Beatles and Nirvana, and critics can reel off both bands’  influences on society. But that doesn’t stop that fact that Paul McCartney, who dyes his hair a really ugly shade of Arnuld Schwarzenegger brown (which used to be called Ronald Reagan auburn–can’t these rich dudes afford a decent colorist?), and is like, not really that angry a guy (unless he can channel his Heather Mills divorce rage) will be fronting Nirvana. I mean it’s cool that he’s 70 and still wants to like be in a band. But NIRVANA?!

Except it’s not Nirvana, really, it’s some thrown together jam, and they will be playing a new song, if you can believe UK tabloid, The Sun. (Numerous news reports have confirmed that McCartney will be joining Nirvana)

Granted it will get us to watch. But still, really…WTF was anybody thinking?

How about SNOOP DOGG. Singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Or  “About a Girl.” Or “Clean Up Before She Comes.” Or “Come As You Are.” Now that would have been bad ass.  But no, according to The Sun, it will be a new song.

Sir Paul said he rang Dave Grohl [now Foo Fighter, formerly Nirvana's drummer]who asked him to come along to “jam with some mates”. Macca had suggested they “just make something up”

Make something up?! WTF?

He jammed with Grohl on drums, bassist Krist [Novoselic] and guitarist member Pat Smear and then, The Sun reports, Paul 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.

Yo, Paul. Kurt’s dead. And according to some rumors, so are you.Billboard, which will be live streaming the event beginning at 7:30 ET, says:

The Hurricane Sandy Benefit  will feature performances by Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, The Who, Roger Waters and Paul McCartney. For over four hours, music’s brightest stars will scorch the stage to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which will aid disaster victims following this fall’s super-storm.

3 Responses to "Hurricane Sandy Benefit: Paul McCartney Fronts Nirvana"
dregstudios | Wednesday December 12, 2012 04:56 pm 1

Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wish he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.


Teddy Partridge | Wednesday December 12, 2012 05:19 pm 2

You know who else uses that same bottle of hair dye, unfortunately? Howard Dean.

And he uses it on his eyebrows, too.


circanow | Friday December 14, 2012 12:15 am 3

How trivial to be fixated on somebody’s hair dye, a composer and musician whose music will be around for as long as this planet lasts. He could blow most 20-year-olds off the stage! He’s earned the right to jam with anybody he so desires, and to call it whatever he wants. Snoop Dogg is already pretty much over, and thank God we hopefully won’t have to ever hear him attempt to do anything by Nirvana. We’re talking about Rock and Roll here, anyway. R.I.P. Kurt.


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