Paul McCartney to front Nirvana reunion

The Beatle will replace the late Kurt Cobain at the Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York tonight

Published December 12, 2012 4:15PM (EST)

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.”

By Salon Staff

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