Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic haven’t performed Nirvana songs together in almost two decades. But that might change tonight, as The Guardian reports that Paul McCartney will stand in for Kurt Cobain during the star-studded 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. (Pat Smear, who was Nirvana’s touring guitarist and has been an on-and-off member of Foo Fighters, will also join them.)
According to The Guardian, Grohl recently solicited McCartney for a impromptu jam session. “I didn’t really know who they were… and somebody whispered to me: ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt,'” McCartney told The Guardian. “I couldn’t believe it.”
A spokesperson for McCartney could not confirm if this was all true, however.
Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Rolling Stones, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, the Who, Alicia Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel are also on the bill for the benefit tonight. Proceeds will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, an organization that distributes funds and services to those recovering from the storm’s impact. The concert will be broadcast via many television stations and will be streaming online.