Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Details How McCartney Collaboration Came About

Novoselic, McCartney and Grohl during the 12-12-12
Sandy Benefit concert earlier this month. 

It’s Friday, December 21, 2012, which for me means I’m going to have a busy day trying to get all of my belongings back that I traded to a random stranger for a box of Twinkies – last time I trust the Mayans!

Anyways, Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic has just posted up a new blog detailing how his recent collaboration with Paul McCartney and the rest of the surviving members of Nirvana eventually came about.

Here’s what he had to say: 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. 

The Sound City film is about people coming together to make music -- and I feel that's what we did. The Sandy Benefit was a lot of fun and it felt good to participate in a good cause. Don't have any crazy backstage stories -- Pat and Dave and I had this little corner of Madison Square Garden to hang out in. Except for Paul and his band, I didn't see any of the other big acts backstage. We got there around 5:30pm and waited until after midnight to play.

SNL was a blast. Martin Short was hilarious! My only disappointment was they actually cut a great skit from the broadcast. It was a great among greats so I guess that's what we get. I think that was our best performance of "Cut Me Some Slack" for the whole week.

Pretty interesting stuff getting to take a behind the scenes look at how that whole eventual Nirvana “reunion” came about.

Alright, hopefully everyone out there has a great rest of this Friday and a safe holiday weekend!

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