Debuted during the '12-12-12' benefit concert in December, 'Cut Me Some Slack' emerged as one of the most discussed collaborations in years. But once the novelty of Nirvana's surviving members playing together again with the legendary Paul McCartney on vocals wore off, there was still one hell of a rock song.
Dave Grohl had perhaps the biggest and most impressive celebration for his 'Sound City' film to date, with one rocker after another lining up to take the stage as part of his Sound City Players performance at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles Thursday night (Jan. 31). The gig followed a red-carpet premiere of the Grohl-directed documentary.
With all the excitement that's come from the surviving members of Nirvana writing and performing and recording an original song with Beatles icon Paul McCartney, there are a million questions about the musical collective's future. Will the spontaneous collaboration lead to more material? Will there be a tour? How exactly do you persuade Sir Paul McCartney to come jam in your basement? To list off the mental ramblings of Nirvana and Beatles fans would fill an encyclopedia, but bassist Krist Novoselic has got some inside info to share via his official blog.
After a triumphant performance of their new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, one-time Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear again joined forces with Beatles legend Paul McCartney to perform the song during last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live.'
Throughout the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at New York City's Madison Square Garden, a monumental bulk of talent occupied the grand stage. During the charitable event, which lasted for over five hours, legendary artists such as Bruce Springsteen, the Who and the Rolling Stones performed for a worldwide audience, but the true highlight of the night was the collaboration between Beatles legend Paul McCartney and Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (touring member) on the new song 'Cut Me Some Slack.'
After grunge legends Soundgarden chose call it quits in 1997, the band members who helped bring the group to worldwide prosperity all ventured out into various musical projects. Vocalist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron continued their massive careers after the breakup, but guitarist Kim Thayil chose to keep a low profile. However, Thayil reveals that he had started a supergroup with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and other prominent musicians.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has found passion in political activism along with music, but now, the legendary musician has combined the two in a campaign video for Washington Lt. Governor hopeful Bill Finkbeiner. The Republican politician teamed up with Novoselic to perform his own campaign theme, a take on Johnny Cash's 'I've Been Everywhere.'
It was announced earlier this year that former Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic would be making sweet music together once again. Although details have remained vague, the nature of the current collaboration is centered around the upcoming documentary on Sound City Studios, where the Nirvana opus 'Nevermind' was recorded.
As the legendary and now-defunct CBGB venue celebrates its contributions to the world of underground rock with a four-day multi-venue festival, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic took the opportunity to deliver the festival's keynote address. The musician-turned political activist spoke for an hour about the Seattle grunge scene, his life in politics, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain + much more.