Monday, 17 December 2012

Nirvana & Paul McCartney - When Legends Meet

It's sort of impossible to think of Nirvana and not think of Kurt Cobain. For many, Kurt Cobain and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" are all they know of Nirvana, but there was so, so much more. (But that's a post for another day.)

The idea of anyone even attempting to step into Cobain's shoes makes me break into a cold sweat, however, when I heard Sir Paul McCartney would be singing with the remaining members of Nirvana at a fundraising concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, I have to admit, my insides started to fizz with excitement.

Paul McCartney isn't "just anyone" - he was, of course, part of one of the biggest bands of all time. So what happens when legends meet?


At 70 years old, McCartney proved that when it comes to performance, age really is just a number. The only person on that stage that rocked harder than him was Dave Grohl (has Grohl always been that hot?!).

A lot of people were expecting - since it had been announced McCartney was joining Nirvana - that they would cover one of the band's tracks, but instead, they got together and wrote a new song. The track was written and recorded in one day, which shows just how brilliant these guys are. In fact, if you look at this for what it really is, it's basically four amazing musicians having a kick-ass jam session, but for a good cause.

I would pay good money to hear them play together again (and again, and again), and I might not even mind if Sir Paul covered a few Nirvana tracks too. :D