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Watch: Paul McCartney Perform with Remaining Nirvana Members at Sandy Relief Concert 12-12-12

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Last night, a prestigious gathering of living legends of rock and roll (plus Kanye sporting a leather kilt) hit Madison Square Garden for one of the most impressive concert lineups in history. The event, which was projected to be broadcast to 2 billion viewers worldwide, was an action-packed relief effort with proceeds going to support a devastated East Coast of Hurricane Sandy victims.

Even with rock giants The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Michael Stipe, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, and Eddie Vedder appearing alongside the likes of Kanye, Alicia Keys, Jon Stewart, and Adam Sandler, the moment everyone was holding her breath for was the much buzzed-about pairing of Sir Paul McCartney and the remaining members of Nirvana.

Paul had already performed a slew of winners (“Helter Skelter,” “Let Me Roll It,”"My Bloody Valentine” with Diana Krall, and “Blackbird”) before taking a moment to introduce Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear in succession. Electing to not play a staple from Nirvana or The Beatles, the foursome instead ripped into and positively shredded on the new jam “Cut Me Some Slack.” Obviously, it was the band’s first-ever live performance of the song.

Reportedly, we’ll hear the recorded version of “Cut Me Some Slack” in Grohl’s upcoming documentary Sound City, which will premiere at Sundance in January. For now, you can relieve the few minutes of McCartney, Grohl, Novoselic, and Smear onstage on 12-12-12 below.

Paul McCartney w/ Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear – “Cut Me Some Slack”

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