By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Those who missed out on seeing the surviving members of Nirvana play with Sir Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert last week got a second chance on Saturday.
“Sirvana” as the group made up of McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear has been aptly dubbed, performed their original song “Cut Me Some Slack” on Saturday Night Live on December 15th. A studio version song has now been released on iTunes and is set to appear on the soundtrack of Grohl’s upcoming documentary, Sound City.
Paul, who was the musical guest for the evening, also sat down at the piano to play “My Valentine” from his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom with Joe Walsh accompanying him on acoustic guitar. The former Beatle wrapped up the evening with “Wonderful Christmastime,” which transitioned from a hilarious skit that featured him and host Martin Short as a musical duo.
“Wonderful Christmastime” also included the New York City Children’s Chorus, who performed “Silent Night” in the beginning of the show in memory of those lost in the Sandy Hook shooting on Friday (December 14th).
Listen to the studio version of “Cut Me Some Slack” below, and share your thoughts in the comments section.