Paul McCartney has been talking about how amazing and powerful it was to play with the surviving Nirvana boys the other night in Seattle..
Commenting on the lack of rehersals they all had together, Paul said:
“When you’re playing with guys like that, you realise that they’ve been to the heights of fame, so they’re used to it – they’re not gonna freak,” he says. “And they’re hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That’s what’s great about playing with guys like that.”
“They’re powerful, you know,” he added. “It’s a great power to have them on stage with you. I mean, my band’s great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that’s greater”.
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear were welcomed on stage during Paul’s encore to play ‘Cut Me Some Slack’, the track they recorded together last year (2012) for Grohl’s
The Nirvana trio stayed on to play a selection of Beatles classics with McCartney: ‘Get Back’, ‘Long Tall Sally’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Golden Slumbers’, ‘Carry That Weight’ and ‘The End’.
It was only the second time that drummer Dave, Krist (plus the band’s touring guitarist Pat Smear) have performed together in the bands hometown since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, and the first time they’ve played there in more than 15 years.