For just about any band that eventually made it big, there's at least one guy who was in the lineup before they were famous -- their 'Pete Best,' if you will. But Jason Everman, who played guitar for Nirvanaand bass for Soundgarden in the late '80s, narrowly missed his shot at the charts twice.
If it seemed to you like 'Cut Me Some Slack,' Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana that was unveiled during the 12-12-12 benefit, came out of nowhere, don't feel like you're out of the loop -- according to Dave Grohl, that's really the way it happened.
Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana wasn't as unlikely as it seemed on Wednesday night. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the Beatle to close the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden. They sang 'Cut Me Some Slack,' which they wrote and recorded for Grohl's upcoming 'Sound City' documentary soundtrack, and the studio version is now available for sale on iTunes.
There's no doubt that the Paul McCartney-Nirvana member collaboration on 'Cut Me Some Slack' was one of the highlights of the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, but not everyone is happy about the pairing. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, tells TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news.
The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'
Tonight's (Dec. 12) 12-12-12 concert is already the most star-studded music event of the year -- and, given that all proceeds are going to Hurricane Sandy relief, also one of the most altruistic. Now, according to reports, it'll also play host to a truly unforgettable rock reunion.
Unfortunately, if you're looking to make fat stacks of cash, becoming a professional musician is far from your best bet. Most bands are lucky to break even when it comes to their sonic endeavors, but there are a few prominent rock and metal musicians out there that have been able to use $100 bills as wallpaper thanks to their illustrious careers.
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