Sir Paul McCartney to 'replace' Kurt Cobain at 12-12-12 concert

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.

And for a little perspective:

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.

  • $30423294

    Paul ought to open with a bit of Beatles ironic humor: “Kurt is dead”

  • Laconicus

    I can’t imagine any singer who sounds less like Cobain. It could almost be a comedic parody if Paul tried to sound extra jaunty and Liverpudlian.

  • Glenn Mayton

    First off , The Foo Fighters are more successful than Nirvana would ever have been givin the short lifespan of grunge.And,Sir Paul could sing with anybody in the industry and make them sound better.That’s all.Just my opionion.