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Paul to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion tonight
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi.....in-nirvana

Thoughts? This could have worked ten years ago, but I think the result might be a bit of a self-parody for all parties involved.

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I'm not certain they'll be plaing Nirvana songs.  Helter Skelter and Jet would be fantastic... and we know Grohl is a huge fan so I'm very much fired up for this.  To hell with the Paul haters.  If a guy with the kind of street cred Dave Grohl has with the younger generation digs on McCartney then all the "mom's basement" dwellers can get over themselves (in other words go... well, no.  That wouldn't be polite)

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...ontherun said
From the Article:

McCartney said: "I didn't really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said: 'Whoa? You guys haven't played together for all that time?'

"And somebody whispered to me: 'That's Nirvana. You're Kurt.' I couldn't believe it."

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OK... hold on now.  "I didn't really know who they were"?  Um.... no.  Paul knows Nirvana and he has played and hung out with Dave Grohl.  This article might just be a tad full of BS.

 

When I saw that line, I got the impression that, even though he knows Dave, he may not have ever met the others. Therefore, he really could have had no idea.

 

minime said
edit: I just read some of the comments. Why does Paul deserve to receive so much hatred? He is an old man, sure, his voice isn't the same as when he was twenty, but so what? Isn't that to be expected? And the Olympics ending thing wasn't totally his fault, either; there were some serious issues with the loudspeakers. People commenting that it's a disgrace for Kurt Cobain that Paul should "replace him" ( well, he doesn't attempt to do that, anyway) ignore the fact that he is probably not going to sing, anyhow. I'm just feeling so angry right now. The things Paul has already done are definitely not outdone by anything that he could have done differently. Do I like his solo career? Not really. Is it bad music? Of course not, just very commercial, and he hasn't "sold" his soul or anything; he has always written very commercial music, it's just his thing, although he's very diverse. Just. Argghh. Pay respects where they belong, people

I can't say this with 100% certainty, but would be willing to bet my house that those comments came from Nirvana fans and not Beatles fans. Not to worry - 50 years from now, people will still be talking about the Beatles, but not Nirvana.

Before anyone thinks I am hating on Nirvana, I am not. I like their music, to a degree. Just speculating.

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Zig said

...ontherun said
From the Article:

McCartney said: "I didn't really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said: 'Whoa? You guys haven't played together for all that time?'

"And somebody whispered to me: 'That's Nirvana. You're Kurt.' I couldn't believe it."

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OK... hold on now.  "I didn't really know who they were"?  Um.... no.  Paul knows Nirvana and he has played and hung out with Dave Grohl.  This article might just be a tad full of BS.

 

When I saw that line, I got the impression that, even though he knows Dave, he may not have ever met the others. Therefore, he really could have had no idea.

 

minime said
edit: I just read some of the comments. Why does Paul deserve to receive so much hatred? He is an old man, sure, his voice isn't the same as when he was twenty, but so what? Isn't that to be expected? And the Olympics ending thing wasn't totally his fault, either; there were some serious issues with the loudspeakers. People commenting that it's a disgrace for Kurt Cobain that Paul should "replace him" ( well, he doesn't attempt to do that, anyway) ignore the fact that he is probably not going to sing, anyhow. I'm just feeling so angry right now. The things Paul has already done are definitely not outdone by anything that he could have done differently. Do I like his solo career? Not really. Is it bad music? Of course not, just very commercial, and he hasn't "sold" his soul or anything; he has always written very commercial music, it's just his thing, although he's very diverse. Just. Argghh. Pay respects where they belong, people

I can't say this with 100% certainty, but would be willing to bet my house that those comments came from Nirvana fans and not Beatles fans. Not to worry - 50 years from now, people will still be talking about the Beatles, but not Nirvana.

Before anyone thinks I am hating on Nirvana, I am not. I like their music, to a degree. Just speculating.

 Maybe Zig…  Here's another article (Spin) with a new quote:  http://www.spin.com/#articles/…..t-12-12-12   "a publicist with Nasty Little Man, which represents both McCartney and Grohl, has told SPIN "we can neither confirm nor deny" the reports."…. hmmmmmm….

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Imagine Paul as a honoury Spice Girl...

Macca Spice?

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Sounds like rolling Stone is confirming now....

 

  • Paul McCartney will close out tonight's 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert by performing with "Dave Grohl and Friends" as well as Diana Krall, according to an official rundown of the show.  Widespread reports suggest that Grohl's "friends" will include Krist Novoselic and former Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear, amounting to a reunion of sorts for the band without its late frontman Kurt Cobain. A spokesperson for McCartney would not confirm or deny the rumor, only saying, "Everything will be revealed tonight."                                                                         

         http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....z2EsB3LgTD

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Zig said

...ontherun said
From the Article:

McCartney said: "I didn't really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said: 'Whoa? You guys haven't played together for all that time?'

"And somebody whispered to me: 'That's Nirvana. You're Kurt.' I couldn't believe it."

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OK... hold on now.  "I didn't really know who they were"?  Um.... no.  Paul knows Nirvana and he has played and hung out with Dave Grohl.  This article might just be a tad full of BS.

 

When I saw that line, I got the impression that, even though he knows Dave, he may not have ever met the others. Therefore, he really could have had no idea.

 

minime said
edit: I just read some of the comments. Why does Paul deserve to receive so much hatred? He is an old man, sure, his voice isn't the same as when he was twenty, but so what? Isn't that to be expected? And the Olympics ending thing wasn't totally his fault, either; there were some serious issues with the loudspeakers. People commenting that it's a disgrace for Kurt Cobain that Paul should "replace him" ( well, he doesn't attempt to do that, anyway) ignore the fact that he is probably not going to sing, anyhow. I'm just feeling so angry right now. The things Paul has already done are definitely not outdone by anything that he could have done differently. Do I like his solo career? Not really. Is it bad music? Of course not, just very commercial, and he hasn't "sold" his soul or anything; he has always written very commercial music, it's just his thing, although he's very diverse. Just. Argghh. Pay respects where they belong, people

I can't say this with 100% certainty, but would be willing to bet my house that those comments came from Nirvana fans and not Beatles fans. Not to worry - 50 years from now, people will still be talking about the Beatles, but not Nirvana.

Before anyone thinks I am hating on Nirvana, I am not. I like their music, to a degree. Just speculating.

Yeah, I also got the impression he simply didn't recognise Krist and didn't have a clue who Pat Smear is.

I would be very surprised if people aren't talking about Nirvana in 50 years. Not only did they make one of the best 30 or 40 albums of all time (Nevermind), but they're also incredibly influential, even today. Rightly or wrongly, a lot of people my age think Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl were musicians on a par with Hendrix or the Rolling Stones.

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McCartney and Grohl have played together on more than one occasion.

As Bikelock28 might say, it's a Nirvartney reunion!

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