If you were watching the long, long, long Hurricane Sandy benefit on Wednesday night with The Who, Chris Martin, Kanye West, Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Alicia Keys, then you more than likely stayed up late to see Paul McCartney play with the surviving members of Nirvana.
They only played one sweaty song, featuring Smear smiling his ass off as always, Grohl erupting onto his drum set, and Novoselic being tall. And the Beatles dude screamed a lot. Shades of Deep Purple's "Highway Star" and the Beatles' own "Helter Skelter".
The song that Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic did is "Cut Me Some Slack" and it's off of the upcoming soundtrack to Sound City , the passion project/rock documentary that Grohl has been working on the past few years.
Grohl himself tweeted a picture of the actual reel that the song was recorded on, with a quick YouTube clip of the song minutes after leaving the stage.
Many were scared that the supergroup would cover a Nirvana song. Understandable. A new original song is much, much better. Macca singing "Rape Me" or "Smells Like Teen Spirit" would have been the most WTF moment of our lives though.
No word yet if McCartney and the living members of Nirvana will be recording anything else, because that would fucking balls-out rad awesome and also the shit.
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I mean, Grohl goes on a Foos hiatus to record an album with McCartney, Novoselic, and Smear? What would there be to complain about? The man is playing drums again. But we can still dream.
This clip is only 18 seconds long, and it's just the end of the song.