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Meet the ‘Double Pete Best’ of ’90s Rock

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For just about any band that eventually made it big, there's at least one guy who was in the lineup before they were famous -- their 'Pete Best,' if you will. But Jason Everman, who played guitar for Nirvana and bass for Soundgarden in the late '80s, narrowly missed his shot at the charts twice.

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Dave Grohl on Paul McCartney Collaboration: ‘It Just Came Out of Nowhere’

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If it seemed to you like 'Cut Me Some Slack,' Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana that was unveiled during the 12-12-12 benefit, came out of nowhere, don't feel like you're out of the loop -- according to Dave Grohl, that's really the way it happened.

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Paul McCartney, Nirvana Song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ Available for Sale

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Paul McCartney's collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana wasn't as unlikely as it seemed on Wednesday night. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the Beatle to close the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden. They sang 'Cut Me Some Slack,' which they wrote and recorded for Grohl's upcoming 'Sound City' documentary soundtrack, and the studio version is now available for sale on iTunes.

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Courtney Love ‘Not Amused’ By Paul McCartney + Nirvana Collaboration

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There's no doubt that the Paul McCartney-Nirvana member collaboration on 'Cut Me Some Slack' was one of the highlights of the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, but not everyone is happy about the pairing. Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, tells TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news.

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Paul McCartney + Nirvana Members Rock Out With New Song at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit

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The day's worst kept secret came to fruition about midway through Paul McCartney's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit performance as his regular band exited the stage and the onetime Beatle found himself backed by the living members of Nirvana -- drummer Dave Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear and bassist Krist Novoselic -- for a brand new song called 'Cut Me Some Slack.'

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Paul McCartney Rumored to Lead Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Concert

Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl
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Tonight's (Dec. 12) 12-12-12 concert is already the most star-studded music event of the year -- and, given that all proceeds are going to Hurricane Sandy relief, also one of the most altruistic. Now, according to reports, it'll also play host to a truly unforgettable rock reunion.

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Worst Rock Tattoos: Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

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Oh well, whatever, never mind, indeed! This tattooed homage to the late Kurt Cobain could benefit from being on a fleshier arm or a more filled-out body part.

The tossled hair, the blue eyes, the scruffy week-old bear

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Hit The Studio With Nirvana Producer Butch Vig

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You can never go home again. But you can go back into the studio with the tried and true producer from your glory days, provided you are Dave Grohl and Krist Novocelic. Butch Vig, the man behind the board on their  landmark Nirvana album 'Nevermind' recently hit that Twitter thing saying “The last 24 hours have been surreal! Had a great gig at the El Rey last night, and spent today recording with Dave, Krist and special guest!”

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Courtney Love Says the Muppets ‘Raped’ Kurt Cobain’s Memory

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Courtney Love, who seems to lack that invisible barrier most us have between what we think and what we say, has gone on record with another gem: she claims Disney and the Muppets "raped" Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's memory by featuring 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in last year's movie, 'The Muppets.'

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Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Vocals: Isolated

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Kurt Cobain's searing voice was an integral part of Nirvana's sound -- and isolated audio of the late frontman's vocal track on their signature song, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' proves just how true that was.

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