Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live – Nirvana Gents, Joe Walsh and a Choir Help Sir Paul Through Three Songs

Following the horrific events that went down in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday we were wondering how Saturday Night Live would kick off tonight’s final episode of 2012. We have to hand it to Lorne Michaels and the SNL Crew as they opened the show in the most tasteful way possible by having the New York City Childrens Chorus sing Silent Night. Paul McCartney was this evening’s musical guest, making his fifth appearance on the seminal sketch comedy show.

For his first song, Macca performed My Valentine with guitar accompaniment by Joe Walsh…

Later in the episode McCartney reprised his Cut Me Some Slack collaboration with former Nirvana members Pat Smear, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic that was debuted at the 12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief. This performance marked Dave Grohl’s unprecedented 12th musical appearance on Saturday Night Live. A studio version of the tune off Grohl’s Sound City Movie inspired soundtrack album surfaced today. Here’s the SNL performance of the bluesy tune…

Macca even turned up at the end of the show to perform his holiday classic Wonderful Christmastime with the NYC Childrens Choir…

[via The Audio Perv]

[via @NBCSNL]

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3 thoughts on “Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live – Nirvana Gents, Joe Walsh and a Choir Help Sir Paul Through Three Songs

  1. Richard Marcum Reply

    It was a great performance by all! We got to hear Paul’s tender side, and we got to hear Paul tear it up in a real rocker. Curt Cobain, a fan of The Beatles, would be proud of his former bandmates. It was a great performance by the New York City Children’s Chorus as well. I am sure that this is a night they will tell their children about.

  2. Jeff Hitz Reply

    Who would have thought that on the same night, two rock and roll artists into their 50th year in the business, would both appear on national television , each accompanied by church choirs? A sure sign of the coming apocalypse?

  3. SharonG Reply

    Loved the opening…so moving. Children beautifully singing a Christian Christmas carol on SNL! Way to go!

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