The Sun newspaper is reporting that Paul McCartney will replace Kurt Cobain and lead a Nirvana reunion this evening at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York.
It would be the first show that the surviving members of the pioneering alt-rock band in almost 20 years, since Cobain’s 1994 suicide. They will reportedly debut a new song.
McCartney told the paper he called Grohl recently, and the Foo Fighters frontman invited him to “jam with some mates.”
According to the Sun:
Macca had suggested they “just make something up” and found himself playing with Grohl on drums, bassist Krist, 47, and unofficial fourth Nirvana member Pat Smear, 53.
He 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.”