Remember last December when the surviving members of Nirvana “reunited” and performed a new song with Paul McCartney? Well, last Friday, three of the surviving members (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear) joined Sir Paul on stage in Seattle to play the song “Cut Me Some Slack” and iconic Beatles tunes such as “Helter Skelter”. Videos for the performance can be viewed here.
About the “reunion”, Sir Paul McCartney said to Rolling Stone:
“We hatched that plan a couple of weeks ago. Dave was going to come up to Seattle with his family, and I said to him, ‘Do you think there’s any chance the guys would fancy [a reunion]?’ He said, ‘Well, let me ask.’ And they fancied it. So we thought, ‘Let’s go and flip ’em out.'”
Then he added, “When you’re playing with guys like that, you realize that they’ve been to the heights of fame, so they’re used to it – they’re not gonna freak. And they’re hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That’s what’s great about playing with guys like that … They’re powerful, you know. It’s a great power to have them on stage with you. I mean, my band’s great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that’s greater.”
Nirvana broke up after the band’s singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain shot himself in his seattle home in April 1994. Their last studio album, In Utero, was released the year before.