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.

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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." (Read more Nirvana stories.)

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