Sir Paul McCartney served as the musical guest for Saturday Night Live‘s Christmas episode tonight – and in grand McCartney fashion, it was an all-around classy affair (again involving Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear).
As a preface, here’s the show’s opening segment, which was a performance of Silent Night from the Manhattan Children’s Choir (in honor of the victims of the horrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday):
Below, watch clips of Paul’s three performances (thanks as always to the Audio Perv)- the first, with Joe Walsh on the song Valentine:
With Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear on the new song Cut Me Some Slack:
And with his own band (accompanied by the Manhattan Children’s Chorus) on Wonderful Christmastime:
Kudos to NBC on the touching opening – that was classy.
We’ve written extensively lately about all things Grohl, McCartney and Sound City – hit the links below for reference.
New Music: Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic – ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ from ‘Sound City’ (Audio)
Watch Highlights from Last Night’s 12-12-12 Concert (Springsteen, McCartney, Stones, Waters, the Who, Clapton, More)
Details About Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’ Soundtrack Album: It’s Loaded with Collaborations