Nirvana Reunites, With McCartney in for Cobain

At tonight's 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 12, 2012 9:28 AM CST | Updated Dec 12, 2012 10:46 AM CST

(Newser) – The surviving members of Nirvana are reuniting at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert tonight, the Sun reports. In the place of iconic frontman Kurt Cobain: One Paul McCartney, although he won't be singing any of Nirvana's well-known hits. Instead, he's been working on a new song with Nirvana founding members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and unofficial member Pat Smear. Tonight will mark the first time those three have played together in two decades.

When the group first started "jamming," "I didn’t really know who they were," Sir Paul recalls. "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."

Members of the band Nirvana shown in a 1991 file photo are (from left) Krist Novoselic, David Grohl, and Kurt Cobain.
Members of the band Nirvana shown in a 1991 file photo are (from left) Krist Novoselic, David Grohl, and Kurt Cobain.   (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)
In this Sept. 6, 2011 photo, Krist Novoselic, left, and Dave Grohl, center, former members of Nirvana, pose with Butch Vig, producer of the band's landmark 1991 album Nevermind, in Los Angeles.
In this Sept. 6, 2011 photo, Krist Novoselic, left, and Dave Grohl, center, former members of Nirvana, pose with Butch Vig, producer of the band's landmark 1991 album "Nevermind," in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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