MACCA & NIRVANA: Cut Me Some Slack

BILLBOARD: After a quick story about “jamming” with a few guys recently, McCartney said it dawned on him that he was “in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.” After introducing Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear to the stage, the quartet tore into a thick and bluesy track called “Cut Me Some Slack,” about having fun or rolling into town (or something). MORE

The combination was implausible but not completely preposterous, since Nirvana did have a Beatles streak. But the new song they wrote together–contrary to pre-show reports, they didn’t perform old Nirvana songs–wasn’t immediately inspiring. It was more like a stomping, grunge-bottomed homage to “Helter Skelter,” with lyrics like “Mama, watch me run/Mama, let have some fun” that Mr. McCartney clearly had some fun belting while the band bashed away. MORE