Paul McCartney Welcomes Members Of Nirvana In Seattle
GROHL, NOVOSELIC AND SMEAR SIT IN WITH MACCA IN NIRVANA’S HOMETOWN
Last night saw the return of “Sirvana” – a collaboration between legendary rocker Paul
McCartney and former Nirvana members Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and Dave Grohl – as
of a massive nine-song encore at Safeco Field in Seattle. The group first came together
last year to record a song for an album inspired by Grohl’s Sound City documentary
and made their live debut at the 12-12-12 benefit for Sandy victims. McCartney and his
band visited Seattle on Friday night and gave fans a hefty dose of “Sirvana.”
Macca hasn’t changed much in the marathon main set of his Out There tour performances
since opening the tour in May. After starting the encore with “Day
Tripper,” McCartney brought out Novoselic, Smear and Grohl to huge ovations and treated
crowd to their original, “Cut Me Some Slack.” The former Nirvana members stuck around for
a raucous “Get Back” that ended the first segment of the encore.
Paul came back by him lonesome for a “Yesterday” that kicked off the second encore. The
stage then filled up with all of McCartney’s band and the former members of Nirvana.
McCartney led the huge ensemble through a cover of Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” The
Beatles played “Long Tall Sally” over a hundred times during their brief touring career,
Wings also covered the song and Macca has been known to soundcheck the early rock classic,
but last night’s performance marked its first in front of a crowd by Paul’s current band.
The McCartney Band and Sirvana then collaborated on a wild “Helter Skelter” and the “Carry
That Weight” > “The End” segment that brought the show to a close.
We’ve compiled fan-shot videos of the entire collaboration:
[“Cut Me Some Slack”]
[“Long Tall Sally”]
[“Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End”]
Here’s the complete setlist from last night’s show: