Surviving Members of Nirvana Join Paul McCartney in Seattle
Photo via Paul McCartney’s Facebook page
Three surviving members of Nirvana sat in with Paul McCartney during his performance at Seattle’s Safeco Field on Friday night. Near the end of Sir Paul’s show in the city where their seminal grunge band formed, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and touring Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear joined McCartney for a take on the new original song “Cut Me Some Slack.” The members of Nirvana remained onstage for a series of classics that included “Get Back,” The Beatles’ version of the Little Richard classic “Long Tall Sally,” “Helter Skelter,” “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”
McCartney released a studio version of the punkish “Cut Me Some Slack” on Sound City—Real to Reel, the soundtrack companion to Grohl’s new Sound City documentary. The cross-generational team of musicians debuted the song onstage this past December at New York’s Madison Square Garden at the 12-12-12 concert and reprised the number on Saturday Night Live a few days later.
McCartney’s Out There tour continues in Quebec City on July 23.