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Sir Paul McCartney to Lead Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert


Smells like The Beatles?

Sir Paul McCartney will front a Nirvana reunion as part of Wednesday night’s 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The performance comes 18 years after lead singer Kurt Cobain took his own life at just 27 in 1994.

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The Sun reports that McCartney, 70, has been “secretly working” with the former band members, Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic, following a recent session at a studio.

As for whether the trio will perform new music …

“I won’t say it’s not true,” is all another source will add. No word yet on the possibility of it being a Nirvana classics-heavy set.

But Novoselic gave fans a sneak peek of what the trio’s music might be like when he Tweeted at Pope Benedict XVI – who recently joined Twitter – on Wednesday afternoon.

“It is a new song that’s kind of Helter Skelter meets Scentless Apprentice. It rocks with a heavy groove. St. Paul is powerful. @Pontifex,” he wrote.

Other performers include Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who. The concert will be live-streamed on as well as

Whether you think it’s a great idea or not, here’s what fans have to say on social media about McCartney fronting a Nirvana reunion.

// the story “Paul McCartney in Nirvana Reunion” on Storify