Wednesday's Sun is reporting that Paul McCartney is joining Nirvana?! Bizarre.—
Tom Beal (@tomjbeal) December 11, 2012
When “Nirvana” is trending on Twitter, you can be sure something bizarre is happening. Rumors broke Monday morning that former Beatles great Paul McCartney will be playing alongside the surviving members of the Seattle grunge band, Nirvana. Nirvana broke into the music industry in the mid 1990s featuring its edgy grunge sound and grainy voice of its now-deceased lead singer, Kurt Cobain.
McCartney will play with Nirvana at a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. According to the New York Daily News, the lineup includes Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Kanye West, Roger Waters, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel.
Reactions on Twitter were mixed. Some Tweeters applauded the pairing, while others claimed it was the sign of the apocalypse.
Mock if you wish, because this could be a disaster in 100 ways. But that's what makes it cool — willing to be uncool. nydailynews.com/entertainment/…—
tommy tomlinson (@tommytomlinson) December 12, 2012
Really looking forward to some Nirvana tunes being re-imagined as vaudevillian piano rags with huge orchestra swells—
Michael (@GarthBrokes) December 12, 2012
I'm happy about this McCartney/Nirvana thing because it stopped all those 12/12/12 tweets and status updates dead in their tracks.—
Chris DeFusco (@ChrisDeFusco) December 12, 2012
Settle down. McCartney fronting the Nirvana reunion will not change the world or harm puppies. It's a once off. Eager to see how it sounds.—
Lee Thomas (@LeeThomasWriter) December 12, 2012
Paul, you better get away from Nirvana right now. Your voice is whiny and annoying, Kurt's is raspy and beautiful.—
Jessica McKenney (@JessicaMcKenney) December 12, 2012
Nirvana – Smells Like A Corny Old Fart Gatecrashing Another Party—
JS. (@joshvasmith) December 12, 2012
And for a little perspective:
If you're truly upset about McCartney playing with surviving Nirvana members FOR CHARITY, you need more important things to worry about.—
Ron Marz (@ronmarz) December 12, 2012
Tweeters also got creative with a #nirvanabeatlessongs hashtag.
Nice work, Twitter. The concert is for charity, so here’s to hoping it is a huge success.