Sir Paul McCartney and Nirvana play Cut Me Some Slack – video

Watch the former Beatle playing a brand-new song with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the 12.12.12. Superstorm Sandy relief concert


Sir Paul McCartney shocked music fans yesterday when he announced that he’d be performing with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear – the surviving members of Nirvana –at the 12.12.12. Superstorm Sandy relief concert in New York.


Naysayers were quick to sneer at the idea of the former Beatle acting as a “substitute” for Kurt Cobain, but happily “Beatvana” proved them all wrong. As you can see and hear in this video, the band really rocked!

Multi-instrumentalist Sir Paul welcomed Grohl, Novoselic and Smear onto the stage during his own set at the event and, after a quick story about “jamming” with the guys, said it had dawned on him that he was “in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.”

While the foursome didn’t play any Nirvana or Beatles tunes, they did debut an all-new track called Cut Me Some Slack, a heavy, gutsy rocker that sounded like a cross between Led Zep and late-period Stone Roses.

Annoyingly, this clip’s audio and video are slightly out of sync, but the tune’s so good that it shouldn’t matter too much. Enjoy:


If you’re in the mood for some more Beatles-based fun after that, have a listen to the group’s first ever recording session or check out our A-Z guide to the band. For more from Nirvana, see our favourite TV performances from the Seattle grunge rockers.