Krist Novoselic Reveals The Band Name For Paul McCartney And Nirvana Collab

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic recently spoke to AXS TV, revealing the name he thought for the collaboration of Nirvana and Paul McCartney. During the interview, the bassist was asked how it felt to hang out and jam with McCartney. He revealed the two names for the band, one of which got rejected, and said:

“Yeah, Paul is just so amazing, he’s still making great music, and when I [was] like, ‘What do we call this band?’, somebody came up, some fan, with the word ‘Sirvana’ and I was just like, ‘Well I wanna call it ‘Krist Novoselic With Paul McCartney And Friends.'”

He added:

“Well, they weren’t into that, so I was like, ‘Alright, I’ll just go with ‘Sirvana.'”

McCartney, when he first got the chance to jam with Novoselic and Dave Grohl, didn’t actually realize he was in the middle of a Nirvana reunion since he couldn’t recognize the members. Grohl told McCartney that he would have ‘a couple of friends coming along to the studio,’ who turned out to be no other than Pat Smear and Novoselic. McCartney told in an interview:

“It was magic for me, playing with these guys. To tell you the truth, I didn’t kind of know who they were. … Then, during the session, I hear them talking: ‘Wow, we haven’t played that since Nirvana.’ So I found myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion, and I was very happy.”

In 2012, Nirvana’s remaining members performed alongside Paul McCartney at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief. During the performance, they played a then-new song titled ‘Cut Me Some Slack.’ The two and McCartney came together to record the song in 2013. On July 19 of the same year, ‘Sirvana’ performed live in Seattle again.

See the interview below.