‘Cut Me Some Slack’, which you can hear by scrolling down the page, was written for Dave Grohl’s forthcoming documentary Sound City and is available to download via iTunes now. The track was first performed at a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York last week and McCartney teamed up again with surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (December 16) to play the song live.
The trio were joined by guitarist Pat Smear to play the track again on the US TV show, while McCartney also teamed up with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh for a rendition of ‘My Valentine’, which you can also watch at the bottom of the page. Grohl, meanwhile, has also shared the studio version of ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ – click below to listen.
The full details of the Sound City soundtrack were revealed last week. Titled ‘Sound City – Real to Reel’, it will also feature collaborations between Grohl and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac – on ‘You Can’t Fix This’ – and between Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme and Nine Inch Nails man Trent Reznor, who team up on a song called ‘Mantra’.
The film marks Grohl’s directorial debut and tells the story of the legendary California recording studio where classics such as Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ and Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ were recorded. It will be shown at US film festival Sundance which runs from January 17-27, 2013.