Paul McCartney Is Getting Nirvana Back Together

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Musicians Dave Grohl (L) and Sir Paul McCartney perform onstage at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Musicians Dave Grohl (L) and Sir Paul McCartney perform onstage at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl were already announced as performers for tonight's 12.12.12. benefit, but here is a late-breaking surprise: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will also be present, and the three will be playing together with touring Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear. If that sounds a lot like a Nirvana reunion but with Paul McCartney subbed in for Kurt Cobain, well, yeah — though they will apparently not be playing any Nirvana songs. And here is a probably made-up quote from Sir Paul on the experience: “I didn’t really know who they were ... And somebody whispered to me ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.” See you all tonight!