During last night's 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief in Madison Square Garden, music icon Paul McCartney joined forces with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana.
According to Boing Boing
, the trio of musicians, along with guitarist, Pat Smear, produced a remarkable set with a new single, entitled "Cut Me Some Slack."
Initially going on stage to perform "Helter Skelter," and then bringing jazz great, Diana Krall on board for "My Valentine," the 70-year-old McCartney finally brought on what remained of Nirvana since lead singer, Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. The set didn't start until 1:00 in the morning, but it was a sight to behold even though rumors abounded that the former Beatle and the legendary grunge band were going to collaborate on stage at the event.
McCartney looked "pretty much amazing" as he performed says the Huffington Post
"So recently, some guys asked me to go and jam with them," McCartney recalled to the audience
. "So I showed up like you do, ready to jam. And in the middle of it these guys kept saying, we haven't played together for years. The penny finally dropped, I finally understood that I was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion."
Even with all of the pre-concert speculation, McCartney wasn't entirely sure about who he was going to play with, HuffPost
"I didn't really know who they were," the Beatle reminisced
. "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.'"
The 12-12-12 event was broadcast in several different types of media and organizers aspired to reach 2 billion people with it.