Not since 1994—the year Kurt Cobain committed suicide—have Nirvana fans experienced the amount of tragedy that Paul McCartney is about to cause by appearing on stage tonight with "Dave Grohl and Friends," AKA the remaining members of Nirvana. The news broke this morning when The Sun reported that McCartney was not only too British to know who Nirvana was, but also too old to remember who he was sharing the stage with:
"I didn't really know who they were," the 70-year-old Beatles legend told The Sun. "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."
Nirvana fans, of course, didn't really believe the news at first:
— Steven Tuck (@StevenTuck) December 12, 2012
this nirvana reunion better be some sort of sick joke. paul mccartney? really?
— Melanie (@alldr_d) December 12, 2012
What! must be a joke—- Paul McCartney to replace Kurt Cobain in Nirvana reuniongu.com/p/3cen3
— Shaun Bennett (@Shaundb) December 12, 2012
This whole McCartney-Nirvana thing has to be a practiceal joke … right? Right? Please?
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) December 12, 2012
Is this McCarteney Nirvana thing a joke? Or is that actually happening? It's a joke right? Tell me it's a joke? It's a joke. Right?
— adam kammerling (@adamkammerling) December 12, 2012
But when the news sank in it was literally, like, the worst thing ever:
Paul McCartney singing for Nirvana is literally the worst thing ever. Just why.
— †eenage Jesus (@CarlaCacoethes) December 12, 2012
Nirvana Reunion with Paul McCartney? This is like the worst thing i've heard all day. #LongLiveCobain
— Michael (@_itsmillertimee) December 12, 2012
— Darren Harper (@darren_harper) December 12, 2012
If it's true. I literally can't think of ANYTHING worst than Paul McCartney fronting a Nirvana reunion. Good grief. No, please no.
— Ben T. Mainwaring (@indie_ben) December 12, 2012
Or a sign of the forthcoming apocalypse:
This whole Nirvana/Paul McCartney situation is about to start the end of ze world 9 days early.
— The Foundation Of (@thefoundationof) December 12, 2012
End of the world! Paul McCartney to be Kurt Kobain's stand-in for Nirvana re-union *closes eyes, puts fingers in ears* bit.ly/UAXiuq
— Jim Munro (@JimMunro) December 12, 2012
I wasn't believing any of this end of the world nonsense, but now that Paul McCartney is joining Nirvana... bye world. You will be missed.
— Brendan Hay (@B_Hay) December 12, 2012
Nirvana are reforming with Paul McCarteney. You read it right don't worry. In fact no, still worry. 12/12/12 was the end of the world.
— ϟ Archie Brown ϟ (@archyb123) December 12, 2012
The Myans were right! It is the end of the world! noisey.vice.com/blog/nirvana-r…
— Artist Labs (@artistlabsmusic) December 12, 2012
In fact, for some the apocalypse might actually be preferable:
Is this nirvana / Paul McCartney thing a joke? I choose end of the world please...
— Doc Daneeka (@DocDaneeka_) December 12, 2012
Luckily, we all still have a few hours left until we are forced to witness the worst (and only) thing to happen to Nirvana fans in the last 18 years.