Unless you were living under a big fat f'in rock yesterday you probably witnessed the internet explode at the prospect of a "Nirvana reunion" featuring Paul McCartney. Well it kind of did happen and didn't tarnish Nirvana in any way. I wouldn't exactly call it a reunion though, just an all star cast of musicians rocking out in a live setting. Paul is on stage and describes being invited to a "Jam session" and that's exactly what I'd call it. Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic along with Pat Smear joined McCartney on stage at the all-star 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief and performed a track they've titled "Cut Me Some Slack" live for the first time ever. Just watch it and hit play above. Pretty fucking cool if you ask me, I could watch Dave smash a kit all day.
The Nirvana/Nevermind goodness just keeps on coming and so it should. That album changed the way people perceive music. It led to hundreds of copycat bands spreading their wings a little and 20 years on it still sounds like it could be a fresh as hell album ready to drop next week. In that vein, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig dropped by to have a chat with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show about the seminal album and courtesy of The Audio Perv you can check out the aforementioned chat at the bottom.
Our good friends over at 107.7 The End have uncovered some great news regarding the twentieth anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. Krist Novoselic is planning on holding a performance that will surely be a great tribute to the album. On September the 20th Krist along with a bunch of friends and bands will play the landmark album front to back at Experience Music Project's Sky Church in Seattle. It of course will be a perfect celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, but at the same time it'll also be a benefit for Susie Tennant a Seattle Music figure head who recently got diagnosed with breast cancer.
You can pick yourself up some tickets (available here) from just $15 for members and $20 for non-members of the Museum. With an original member of Nirvana being on the bill along with members from The Fastbacks, Vaporland, The Long Winters, Visqueen, Campfire OK, Valis (former Screaming Trees), Ravenna Woods and more to be announced soon this is sure to sell out fast. As our boy Bryce says: this is a once in a life time opportunity so don't hang about if you want to witness this.
Universal will release a deluxe reissue of the iconic record on September 27th.