Video: 12-12-12 concert features McCartney/ Nirvana performance

Though some networks cut out beforehand, those who stuck with the 12-12-12  Concert for Sandy Relief got to see Paul McCartney front Nirvana (sort of).

Paul McCartney/ Nirvana

The erstwhile Beatle was joined by former members of the seminal Seattle band Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for a jam entitled “Cut Me Some Slack” during McCartney’s set.

Nirvana ended as a band after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. Drummer Grohl went on to front the Foo Fighters, and Smear has performed in that group off and on. Novoselic also performed on last year’s “Wasting Light” Foos album.

And you probably know McCartney’s story by now.

The concert, which took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden, also featured Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duet with Roger Waters on Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” and Michael Stipe and Coldplay’s Chris Martin performing the former’s “Losing My Religion.”

Several cable and broadcast networks carried the program, which ran over five and half hours. ION Television decided to end its coverage around midnight to air WWE Main Event wrestling.

An album of performances from the concert is available for preorder on iTunes. To make a donation to Sandy relief visit or contact the American Red Cross.

Here is the Nirvana/ McCartney performance from last night:


Written by: KurtK26
Dec 13th, 2012, 9:47 am


Message Posted On Dec 14th, 2012, 6:44 pm
That was their way of censoring out the "naughty" bits.

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Message Posted On Dec 14th, 2012, 11:15 am

Yeah I noticed that too... figuring they were censoring things.


Message Posted On Dec 14th, 2012, 12:28 am
I watched the ion airing of the benefit. There were several places where the audio and/or video were reversed for a few seconds. Did anyone else notice this? What's up with that? In the very beginning of Roger Waters first song, in Adam Sandler's version if Hallelujah, and during the Who.... Seriously disturbing!