I mean, my band’s great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that’s greater.
Paul McCartney was joined by the surviving members of Nirvana at Safeco Field in Seattle last night. Here’s video of Sirvana playing "Helter Skelter."
A skit from Dave Grohl's week-long guest-hosting gig on Chelsea Lately. Dave’s a charming motherfucker, but the writing here is beyond lazy. A fat Elvis gag? A white Michael Jackson joke? Come on. I did enjoy Chuy’s turn as deadmau5, though.
The collaboration came out of the Sound City film that was produced and directed by Dave. He asked me if I wanted to play with him, Pat and Paul? I said YES! It was a wonderful day—Paul came in with this cigar box guitar and started playing some mean slide on it. He said it was in a ‘D.’ Hearing that, Grunge instincts took over my left hand and I dropped the E on the bass to D. Pat and Dave got into it and the tune took shape. Paul flashed a riff and we picked it up. I busted another one out and everyone picked it up. Things started coming together.
It was so exciting to play with Paul. I became seized with thoughts, for I hadn’t played like that with Pat or Dave since the last Nirvana show in 1994. Wow, it was emotionally and musically heavy! Some other things brought me back; there was a Lefty on guitar who was a heck of a songwriter. Anyway, words can’t really describe it and I returned to the task at hand. A new song was born! And that’s about it. That’s all it is—a new song by some players who have doing it for a while.