April 18, 2016


Paul McCartney & Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Shred Beatles Banger 'Helter Skelter'

Paul McCartneyNirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters fellow Dave Grohl teamed up in December 2012 at a Madison Square Garden–set benefit and gave the world "Cut Me Some Slack." The ultra-heavy track was completely on brand for McCartney—'68 McCartney, that is.

So that's the background you need going into this video of Sunday night's performance of "Helter Skelter," a revival of the McCartney/Novoselic connection, set in Nirvana's home turf of Seattle. Watch above as they power through the proto-metal classic.

Paul McCartney is currently out on his One on One Tour, making headlines last week by performing The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" for the first time in 54 years. He also dusted off "The Fool on the Hill" and "You Won't See Me" after leaving them dormant for more than a decade.