McCartney, Nirvana perform in Seattle
In Nirvana’s hometown, former members of the defining grunge band reunited to join Paul McCartney on stage.
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the former Beatle before 47,000 fans at Safeco Field during Friday’s concert. Guitarist Pat Smear, who played with Nirvana for a tour and an album, also joined the group on stage.
There were no Nirvana songs played though. The group covered Beatles songs and played “Cut Me Some Slack,” which it debuted during a benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy relief last year.
McCartney told the adoring crowd that he was in the middle of a “Nirvana reunion.”
Later in the day, Novoselic tweeted, “Thank you @PaulMcCartney for a great show and for having us play with you all.”
Foxx: I stand with Trayvon’s mother
Hours after President Barack Obama delivered remarks about Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Foxx was at the massive pop culture convention to promote his role as the villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Holding his 4-year-old daughter, Annalise, who wore a Spider-Man backpack and shoes, Foxx said he was “disappointed” in the July 13 not guilty verdict in Florida.
He had been among the most vocal celebrities expressing support for Martin’s family, having met the teen’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, at an awards show.
“She’s always been courageous in saying this has never been about race. She said it’s about 17-year-old kids. We have to protect our kids. So I stand with her forever,” Foxx said.
Foxx said Martin’s case was part of an “epidemic” of gun violence in the US.
‘Glee’ plans Monteith tribute, hiatus
“Glee” executive producer Ryan Murphy is planning a tribute episode to honor the series’ deceased star, Cory Monteith.
In remarks to news outlets published Saturday, Murphy said the tribute would address the death of Finn, the character Monteith played on the Fox network high school musical series. That show will be the season’s third episode, following two episodes that had already been written.
Then the series will go on a hiatus to reassess its direction, Murphy said.
The birthday bunch
Singer Kay Starr is 91. Singer Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) is 65. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is 65. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 62. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 56. Actress Ali Landry is 40. Actor Josh Hartnett is 35. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 35. Actress Vanessa Lengies is 28.