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Paul McCartney To Fill In For Kurt Cobain In Nirvana Reunion At Hurricane Sandy Benefit Gig
December 12, 2012
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Well, how's this for a reunion of sorts.

Word is, the surviving members of Nirvana will perform at a benefit concert tonight for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

And filling the role of Kurt Cobain will be Paul McCartney.

The former Beatle will join Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters) on drums and Krist Novoselic bass at the 12.12.12 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Sun Newspaper in Britain even put together a photo for the occasion.

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A spokesperson told the Guardian that Grohl recently asked McCartney to jam with them.

Apparently, since then, McCartney has been secretly working with the guys and they've put together a new song for tonight's show.

McCartney is quoted as saying: "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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Rounding out the band is guitarist Pat Smear, who toured with Nirvana for the last six months of their career.

The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Green Day and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) are all scheduled to perform as well.

Here are a few of the artists talking about why they're doing this.

Some of the segments about storm victims will be introduced by Sean Combs, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Chelsea Clinton, Adam Sandler, Seth Meyers and Leonardo DiCaprio.

You can see more videos and find out more about the show here. To find out how you can watch, just click here.

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