Paul McCartney Re-Joins Nirvana Members

For one off Seattle show...
Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has joined three former Nirvana musicians onstage in Seattle.

It was one of last year's more unusual news stories. Sir Paul McCartney hooked up with the remaining members of Nirvana, recording a new song in the process.

'Cut Me Some Slack' was an old fashioned rocker, and featured prominently in Dave Grohl's documentary 'Sound City'.

Invited to open Seattle's Safeco Field on Friday (July 19th) Sir Paul McCartney decided to invite along some local heroes. Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear joined the Beatles icon for the encore, performing 'Get Back', 'Long Tall Sally' (a song the The Beatles once covered), 'Helter Skelter', 'Golden Slumbers', 'Carry That Weight' and 'The End'.

"We hatched that plan a couple of weeks ago," Sir Paul McCartney told Rolling Stone. (via NME) "Dave was going to come up to Seattle with his family, and I said to him, 'Do you think there's any chance the guys would fancy [a reunion]?' He said, 'Well, let me ask.' And they fancied it. So we thought, 'Let's go and flip 'em out.'"

Seemingly, the impromptu group had very little rehearsal time for the show. "When you're playing with guys like that, you realise that they've been to the heights of fame, so they're used to it – they're not gonna freak," he continued. "And they're hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That's what's great about playing with guys like that."

"They're powerful, you know," he finished. "It's a great power to have them on stage with you. I mean, my band's great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that's greater."

Watch the group perform 'Helter Skelter' below.

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