Sir Paul McCartney will reportedly take the late Kurt Cobain’s place during when the surviving Nirvana members reunite for the first time in 20 years.
The grunge band’s surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will play with McCartney at the helm during New York City’s 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, UK’s The Guardian reports.
Grohl and Novoselic became the only remaining members of Nirvana after Cobain committed suicide in 1994.
McCartney’s spokesperson said that he got a call from Grohl, who is now the lead singer of the Foo Fighters. Grohl asked him to come “jam with some mates.”
The legendary Beatle was apparently unaware of who Grohl is and just whose place he was being asked to take. McCartney reportedly said, “I didn’t really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said, ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time?’
He continued, “And somebody whispered to me, ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”
Nirvana had three best-selling albums during the early 1990’s and are considered one of the defining bands of the grunge era.
A spokesman for McCartney confirmed that he will be playing with Nirvana during the concert, but gave no other details, according to The Guardian.
The Rolling Stones, Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Kanye West are all set to play during the benefit concert.