Oh, for eff’s sake. I’ve been sitting on this crap all day long and only now bring myself to write these words: Paul McCartney is fronting Nirvana i.e. standing in for Kurt Cobain at tonight’s 12-12-12 Concert. I’ll wait a second for you to catch your breath if you hadn’t heard yet. I’ll wait even longer if you live in the Northwest, specifically in Seattle forpitysake.
Oh. It gets better. “The
Cute Dumb One” had this nugget of gold in response to getting the gig:
“I didn’t really know who they were,” the 70-year-old Beatles legend told The Sun. “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.”
Wait. What? “You’re Kurt”?? As. Bloody. IF.
I’m more than willing to pit The Beatles vs. Nirvana, if only for tonight. This is the ONE night David Bowie could have taken a car down the street and played “The Man Who Sold The World“. No one would have been offended. In fact–we would’ve been thrilled.
Thanks to Mary for the hideous photo up there.