Paul McCartney to Front Nirvana for Hurricane Sandy Benefit?

Sir Paul will reportedly take the stage with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear to headline star-studded relief concert


By Alex Baker


With acts like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Green Day, Bon Jovi, The Who, Kanye West, Roger Waters, and Alicia Keys already confirmed, tonight’s 12-12-12 Benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief is about as star-studded as it gets.


But as if that lineup weren’t impressive enough already, it’s been reported that Sir Paul McCartney will also be performing tonight with the surviving members of Nirvana.


“I didn’t really know who they were,” said Paul to the British paper, The Sun. “They were 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.”


Although before you get too excited about the idea of Sir Paul taking the lead on “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” it should be clarified that rather than filling in for the late Kurt Cobain on a set of Nirvana songs, the band will reportedly be playing a new number that Macca and Dave Grohl have been working on in the studio together.


Representatives for both the concert event and the former Beatle have refused to confirm or deny that the collaboration will take place, and have instead advised viewers to tune in and see for themselves.


Tonight’s 12-12-12 concert will take place at Madison Square Garden and will be broadcast and streamed live globally in movie theaters, websites, and on over 34 different television stations. Check the 12-12-12 website to find out where you can watch the event, which kicks off at 7:30pm EST.

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