Is Sir Paul McCartney Nirvana’s new lead singer? For one night only, yes.
The former Beatle is teaming up with the surviving members of the iconic ’90s grunge band — drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic – for a Nirvana reunion at Madison Square Garden, reports The Guardian. Macca will join the Foo Fighters frontman and Novoselic for one-off performance at the 12.12.12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief on Wednesday night.
Grohl and Novoselic have not performed together for over 20 years. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life in April 1994.
For Grohl, the chance to perform alongside one of his idols was an opportunity of a lifetime. The former Nirvana drummer hasn’t tried to hide his adoration for the Fab Four and the influence they had on Nirvana.
“Kurt loved The Beatles because it was just so simple,” he told Access Hollywood in February.
After the release of The Beatles’ latest compilation, Tomorrow Never Knows, on iTunes, Grohl penned yet another letter expressing his adoration for the band. In it, he writes about the personal impact the Beatles had on him growing up.
“If it weren’t for The Beatles, I would not be a musician,” Grohl wrote for Rolling Stone. “From a very young age I became fascinated with their songs, and over the years have drowned myself in the depth of their catalogue. Their groove and their swagger. Their grace and their beauty. Their dark and their light. The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything.”
Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones, Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Kanye West will join McCartney and Nirvana on the all-star bill at the 12.12.12 Concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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