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(Slicing Up Eyeballs)   Watch Nirvana reunite onstage in New York last night with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain, then play some song you've never heard before   (slicingupeyeballs.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, nirvanas, New York, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear  
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2012-12-13 12:09:29 PM  

Mugato: Filling in for Cobain, so he's going to blow his head off? Thank Christ.

/and then there was one


You're an Australian DJ, right?.
 
2012-12-13 12:14:25 PM  

jasimo: I thought it was quite douchey of Chris Martin to crack about how if everyone donated the average age of the musicians they'd raise billions."


I'm sure there will be a few county fairs 25 years from now willing to let Chris Martin play
 
2012-12-13 12:30:25 PM  

FreakinB: WTF Indeed: So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.

Seriously though, I went to a Paul show last year and loved it, and thought last night's thing was really good. And I'm 26.

Also, this isn't Paul and Dave's first go-around. Paul wanted to be in Them Crooked Vultures but they already had John Paul Jones.


Sucks to be Dave Grohl when you have to tell Sir Paul farking McCartney "Sorry, you can't be in my band."
 
2012-12-13 12:31:25 PM  
Meh, geezer rock. I prefer to remember the bands in their prime.
 
2012-12-13 12:36:42 PM  

advex101: Meh, geezer rock. I prefer to remember the bands in their prime.


Just remember, somebody you know probably thinks you've jumped the shark, and would rather remember you in your prime.
 
2012-12-13 12:43:11 PM  

EyeballKid: advex101: Meh, geezer rock. I prefer to remember the bands in their prime.

Just remember, somebody you know probably thinks you've jumped the shark, and would rather remember you in your prime.


And they would be correct. Still competent but not the same product that I was back in the day. Not saying that I don't have a wealth of experience and all that but that is best shared over a beer.
 
2012-12-13 12:54:55 PM  

mjohnson71: Every time the camera caught the crowd performers I cringed. It was an amazing collage of connected, well-off, very white people all over the age of 50.


FTFY.
 
2012-12-13 12:55:18 PM  
If you didn't find that fun, I have no hope for you.
 
2012-12-13 01:06:54 PM  
Ever think you would see a stage with an equal number of Germs and Beatles members on it?
 
2012-12-13 01:20:57 PM  
Great tune. GOMFL
 
2012-12-13 01:23:54 PM  

Gunny Highway: Ever think you would see a stage with an equal number of Germs and Beatles members on it?


Yep, those are the degrees of separation I was tripping out on....
 
2012-12-13 01:30:49 PM  

Onkel Buck: e Pat ran off with Dave's wife. I seem


I thought Pat was gay.
 
2012-12-13 01:43:09 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Walker: If Kurt Cobain wasn't there then Nirvana didn't reunite on stage.

I like that the other guys are still friends, though. Courtney Love probably deserves some credit for uniting the rest of the band and keeping them close.

If you are a Nirvana fan you might enjoy this link. It's from 9/26/91, two days after the release of Nevermind. It's pretty rough footage but the closest many will get to what it would be like to see the band in a small club before they blew up.

Nirvana live at the Moon, New Haven, CT


Thats great footage. Love the old bleach songs, always felt like it was the coolest album they did. I really can't listen to any of their albums other than that any more, for whatever reason it just held up forever to me.
 
2012-12-13 01:43:27 PM  
I thought Pat was gay.

Me too but I guess that news hasn't filtered down to Mrs. Smear and their child.
 
2012-12-13 01:51:11 PM  

darch: I thought Pat was gay.

Me too but I guess that news hasn't filtered down to Mrs. Smear and their child.



Man, they're going to be PISSED when they find out!
 
2012-12-13 02:04:44 PM  
What kind of balls do you have to have in order to play bass in a jam band with Paul McCartney?
 
2012-12-13 02:13:26 PM  
I was damn happy to see Pat Smear up there last night. Invited into Nirvana by Kurt Cobain, and then a founding member of the Foos. Plus, of course, The Germs. He's had one hell of a great career, even if most people don't know who he is.
 
2012-12-13 02:15:58 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I was damn happy to see Pat Smear up there last night. Invited into Nirvana by Kurt Cobain, and then a founding member of the Foos. Plus, of course, The Germs. He's had one hell of a great career, even if most people don't know who he is.


That is the best kind of a "hell of a great career".
 
2012-12-13 02:30:09 PM  
That sucked a lot less than I expected. I despise Nirvana (but I like the Foos!) and Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever" but even he did great last night.
 
2012-12-13 02:40:26 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever"


There's a Michael Anthony on line 1 for you; he wants to know where you get off forgetting all he did to make everybody else in Van Halen sound mega-talented.
 
2012-12-13 02:43:56 PM  
As a Nirvana and Beatles fan i can agree that that wasn't really nirvana but just the remaining guys from nirvana playing together for the first time in years.... but that being said calling it Nirvana just to stick it to Courtney Love makes it all worth it so call it Nirvana!
 
2012-12-13 02:56:32 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: That sucked a lot less than I expected. I despise Nirvana (but I like the Foos!) and Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever" but even he did great last night.


How the fark do you figure that? He's not terrible by any means.

/Nice little jam. Grohl is a beast on the drums and it looks like Krist and Pat haven't lost it either.
 
2012-12-13 03:04:42 PM  
and Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever" but even he did great last night.

Know how I can tell you don't play bass?
 
2012-12-13 03:27:39 PM  

Mugato: Filling in for Cobain, so he's going to blow his head off? Thank Christ.

/and then there was one


2 Down 2 To Go (Probably NSFW, pops)
 
2012-12-13 03:28:28 PM  
When Paul kissed Pat Smear, Darby Crash started spinning in his grave.
 
2012-12-13 03:41:15 PM  

President Raygun: Fun Fact: Free as a Bird was a Lennon track he recorded on an out of tune piano while trying to write a broadway musical. Yoko found the tapes years later and they were warped by heat and it took Jim Keltner (Ringo replacement drummer) and Beck of ELO 5 years of audio decompressing and cleaning to get the audio up to snuff. The Threetles come in and record over it. Literally the week after the song was released, Yoko found a pristine copy of Free as Bird in the attic of her house.


I knew it was Lennon's and it was shiat quality recording, but I didn't know that story. Yeah, she "found it", I believe that. Coont.

Not that it would have helped tremendously. It just didn't feel right at all.
 
2012-12-13 04:08:12 PM  
That was a good performance. It did have a slight Nirvana feel to it but had more of a classic rock vibe.

I would definitely buy the album.
 
2012-12-13 04:39:35 PM  

holdenoversoul: abhorrent1: WTF Indeed: So having cornered the Baby Boomer market on nostalgia, Paul is going after the Generation X market.

I miss George.

Don't forget Bon Scott

/hate the "I miss [insert name here]" thing
//you really don't

I miss Levon.

/I really do.


I miss lamp.
 
2012-12-13 06:53:50 PM  

mjohnson71: Generation_D: That was pretty OK not bad great to see Sir Paul, great to see Nirvana.

The "stand there and stare" American Express cardholder audience I could do without.

Like old Soviet Politburo audiences were in the 80s, everyones there because of political strings and not because they were enthused for the music.

// probably needed more alcohol.

Every time the camera caught the crowd I cringed. It was an amazing collage of connected, well-off, very white people all over the age of 50.


Bigoted ageist. But I suppose you voted for Barry so it makes it OK

EyeballKid: STRYPERSWINE: Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever"

There's a Michael Anthony on line 1 for you; he wants to know where you get off forgetting all he did to make everybody else in Van Halen sound mega-talented.


C'mon Kip Winger hands down.
 
2012-12-13 10:31:17 PM  

NashMcNash: While it was by no means a "Nirvana reunion", I did enjoy seeing Paul jam with the Nirvana guys. The new song they did was kind of fun and old school.

Bruce and Roger killed, I would have liked to have seen more of the Stones, and the Who were alright, too.


I missed most of it. The Who was one of the few acts I caught and I thought they sucked. Probably just a very bad feeling I have about Pete Townshend being a pedophile and seeing Roger Daltrey with his shirt unbuttoned though. Seriously Mr. Daltrey. You're 87 years old - nobody wants to see your bare chest anymore.

And I actually really like The Who, but they don't exist anymore.
 
2012-12-14 01:16:44 AM  
It's still sinking in for me that the old bald man playing on stage there was a member of Nirvana.
 
2012-12-14 01:23:39 AM  

President Raygun: Bacontastesgood: So this is pretty much just a Dave Grohl song, but still way better than the Beatles "reunion" song "Free as a Bird", which you could even tell Paul hated being part of because it was half baked.

Gotta give McCartney credit -he's 70 and farking rich, doesn't need to do these things, and still looks way better up there than the Rolling Stones. Maybe that's why he's still doing it, just to tweak Jagger for half a century running.

Ah, yes, the Threetles.


Fun Fact: Free as a Bird was a Lennon track he recorded on an out of tune piano while trying to write a broadway musical. Yoko found the tapes years later and they were warped by heat and it took Jim Keltner (Ringo replacement drummer) and Beck of ELO 5 years of audio decompressing and cleaning to get the audio up to snuff. The Threetles come in and record over it. Literally the week after the song was released, Yoko found a pristine copy of Free as Bird in the attic of her house.

Did not know that. Doesn't surprise me in the least.

My favorite Yoko rumor is that she secretly remarried years ago, but being The Widow is so profitable the marriage must be kept hidden at all costs.
 
2012-12-14 11:22:49 PM  

darch: and Krist is tied with Bobby Dall for "worst bassist ever" but even he did great last night.

Know how I can tell you don't play bass?


I've been a bassist for around 23 years now. Paul McCartney is one of my biggest influences as a melodic rhythm player. Krist is worthless. He's worse than Nikki Sixx. Michael Anthony and Kip Winger are actually pretty good. Kip played for Alice Cooper.
 
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