‘Cut Me Some Slack’, recorded by Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana – Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and touring guitarist Pat Smear – was released worldwide on 14 December 2012.
The song was recorded in a three-hour jam session during the making of the Sound City documentary. The film, Dave Grohl’s directorial debut, was about Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, where Nirvana recorded Nevermind.
We walked in; we jammed the song. It just came out of nowhere. The best songs happen that way. We recorded it live and put a vocal over it and that was it. It was three hours and it was perfect.
The soundtrack album Sound City – Real To Reel, which included ‘Cut Me Some Slack’, was released on 12 March 2013, a month after the Sound City documentary went on general release.
‘Cut Me Some Slack’ won a Grammy Award for best rock song on 26 January 2014. The album also won an award for best compilation soundtrack album.
Also on this day...
- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Olimpiyskiy Arena, Moscow, Russia
- 2009: Sir Paul McCartney appears on the X Factor
- 2009: UK album release: Good Evening New York City by Paul McCartney
- 1999: Paul McCartney live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
- 1969: Television: With A Little Help From My Friends
- 1963: Live: Wimbledon Palais, London
- 1962: Live: Music Hall, Shrewsbury
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