Watch: John McEnroe covers Nirvana on-stage in the Hamptons

Wednesday August 26th, 2015

John McEnroe loves music. He's played alongside New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and appeared in a music video for the California band Future User. His wife, Patty Smyth, is a singer-songwriter who played in Scandal.

This past Saturday, McEnroe took the stage at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, N.Y., alongside Smyth, in front of a crowd that included Lorne Michaels and Harvey Weinstein, according to Page Six. He covered Nirvana's Territorial Pissings, with help from his wife and daughter Ava.


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His passion for music and his skill level don't quite match up, however. One Manhattan bar owner who's hosted the retired tennis star told the New York Times Magazine in 2000 that McEnroe "can't sing to save his life."

Given McEnroe's history with chair umpires, Territorial Pissings seems like a fitting song to perform.


- Kenny Ducey

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