According to the web site Ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com, Sir Paul McCartney will stand in for Kurt Cobain during a set at tonight's much-anticipated 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. The performance will mark a reunion for Cobain's band Nirvana featuring surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. The duo has not performed together in 20 years, but will reportedly play a new song they've been working on with McCartney.
In an article in The Guardian, the former Beatle confessed, "I didn't really know who they were... They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said: ‘Whoa? You guys haven't played together for all that time?' And somebody whispered to me: 'That's Nirvana. You're Kurt.' I couldn't believe it."
The "12-12-12" concert will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through television feeds, radio and online streaming, and is presented by Chase and all proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The concert will be available to 114 million television households on 37 channels in the US and to more than 400 million television households outside the country via networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to organizations serving the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.