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Paul to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reunion tonight
12 December 2012
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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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12 December 2012
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Well he's not actually "replacing" Kurt, just playing with his band mates. Titled as it is, the news sound absurd. Paul and Kurt are poles apart, in personality, songwriting and looks, obviously. But, it's a charity concert, right? So I suppose it doesn't matter how much in common Paul has or doesn't have with Kurt Cobain. I'm curious to hear the ending result, though

 

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

12 December 2012
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Would be interesting to hear Paul doing Smells Like Teen Spirit. I pay no attention to those who mouth off about Paul being old as a) he's 70 what do they expect and b) what do they want him to do, be pushed into a care home and fed thru a straw.

Until after it happens then complain.

 

Its all about how its billed and how you see it. I know its not being billed as Nirvana with Paul but if there was a beatle thing billed as Paul and Ringo getting Springsteen and Eric Clapton in i'd be raging about replacing George and John.  I have always hated that Brian May and Roger Taylor started doing collaborations with Five and Robbie Williams under the Queen banner. But if it was a jam or like when Ringo and George played together ...So i can see the other side with the Nirvana fans.

Hey im a hypocrite, its no surprise.

 

Its all complicated and none clear my post.

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12 December 2012
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Oh my gosh. That just sounds crazy. Paul can't sing like Kurt, he never could, they have different vocal styles. But its charity event so it doesn't really matter about how good it sounds, as long as it raises money for people affected by Hurricaine Sandy.

I guess that now Paul is, well, old, he can do experiments and daft stunts like being Kurt for Nirvana. He's written enough masterpieces, he deserves to experiment and have a laugh.

Good luck Nirvartney!

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12 December 2012
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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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12 December 2012
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It might also be helpful if these morons understood that Kurt's 2 favorite bands were The Pixies and, that's right, The Bealtes.

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12 December 2012
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Yeah this was actually one of the first things I saw when I woke up this morning. I fell nearly out of my bed.

 

I love this. I think it'll be epic. I'd love to hear Paul sing Smells Like Teen Spirit.

 

I don't get all the hate either. Nirvana's members were huge Beatles fans and Paul is obviously a legend. I love how the people who commented are all like ''ZOMFG KURT WILL ROLL IN HIS GRAVE''.

12 December 2012
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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.

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12 December 2012
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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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12 December 2012
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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."

______________________________

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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12 December 2012
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12 December 2012
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According to a story i read they are doing a new song not an old Nirvana track so no Paul Kobain sadly.

 

Im not much of a Nirvana fan but i think their music will be about in a few decades time. I'd rather listen to them than the Spice Girls who led the Girl Power movement (not that their music is played very often but some stage show was begun last night or whenever - i didnt care enough to waste time reading about it).  Imagine Paul as a honoury Spice Girl...

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12 December 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Imagine Paul as a honoury Spice Girl...

Macca Spice?

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12 December 2012
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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."                                                                         

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12 December 2012
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My friend is a huge Nirvana fan, and she always tells me how Kurt did not like to admit that he liked the Beatles. I guess we'll both be happy about tonight. I'm not a huge fan of Nirvana, but I respect them.

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12 December 2012
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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."

______________________________

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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thewordislove94 said
My friend is a huge Nirvana fan, and she always tells me how Kurt did not like to admit that he liked the Beatles. I guess we'll both be happy about tonight. I'm not a huge fan of Nirvana, but I respect them.

She is a very uninformed fan then. His biggest disappointed in life was when he found out as a kid that The Beatles didn't exist  and also in the interview he said that he wanted to become a rock star because of The Beatles. If that is not admitting than I don't know what is.

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13 December 2012
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Long John Silver said

thewordislove94 said
My friend is a huge Nirvana fan, and she always tells me how Kurt did not like to admit that he liked the Beatles. I guess we'll both be happy about tonight. I'm not a huge fan of Nirvana, but I respect them.

She is a very uninformed fan then. His biggest disappointed in life was when he found out as a kid that The Beatles didn't exist  and also in the interview he said that he wanted to become a rock star because of The Beatles. If that is not admitting than I don't know what is.

I was going to say the same thing; Kurt was always very public and effusive in his praise of the Beatles, and openly admitted that his songwriting was influenced vastly by Lennon-McCartney's.

 

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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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My god... Paul is ON.  Yes!!!!!

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