John McEnroe is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, but he hasn’t yet mastered the art of covering Nirvana songs. McEnroe is a music lover, having guested in a Future User video for Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford. In the “Clockwork” video, McEnroe beat Commerford in a tennis game, and is captured and water boarded like a suspected terrorist.
McEnroe, with the help of wife Patty Smyth and daughter Ava, covered Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissings” at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, New York last Saturday. McEnroe didn’t hit the notes, but we can’t fault him as he seemed to have a great time performing with his family, so rock on John!
Page Six reports that Lorne Michaels and Harvey Weinstein were in the crowd. Tim Commerford discussed filming Future User’s “Clockwork” video with McEnroe during a 2014 interview with Yahoo. “Yeah, Mac is another friend of mine I met through cycling and if he’s in town for seven days we’ll ride every day of the week. At first when I told him I wanted to make a video about some of these human rights issues happening around the world and especially here in America in Guantanamo Bay, he was reluctant. He said, ‘Yeah, but some of these guys are terrorists.'”
If you missed the “Clockwork” video McEnroe did with Future User, watch it below!