The Sun is reporting that Sir Paul has jammed with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear and plans are underway for a debut at tonight's 12.12.12 concert.
At first, this news was a little shocking, given Kurt Cobain's historically outspoken preference of John over Paul. The late Nirvana singer once spoke of how he could relate to Lennon's difficult childhood but that he often found the McCartney songs on Beatles albums "embarrassing." When Courtney Love pointed out to her husband that "if there was no Paul, there would be no 'Helter Skelter' and if there had been no 'Helter Skelter' there would be no Sonic Youth," the Nirvana singer seemed to reluctantly accept her logic.
But what would Cobain think of this idea of McCartney fronting the band? During his lifetime, the singer shied away from proposed collaborations with Eddie Van Halen, and he was notorious for saying, "I wouldn't wear a tie-dyed T-shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." He didn't even look comfortable posing for a photo with Peter Gabriel!
Is McCartney even capable of screaming like Kurt? Or will the surviving members of Nirvana simply back Sir Paul through some of his own songs?
Let's just imagine that what The Sun is reporting is true, and imagine that Macca is planning on tearing through a set of Nirvana songs, does he have the vocals to pull off a yell like the one Kurt nailed in #t=56s"">"Sliver" and #t=4m14s">"Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
After indexing our internal database of rock 'n' roll yells, we have concluded that actually, yes, McCartney might just be able to pull it off.
Here is our evidence.
The beginning of "The End."
All of "Helter Skelter"
The yell at the #t=6m11s" target="_blank">end of "Hey Jude"