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Dave Grohl Opens Up About Paul McCartney Collaboration: 'Track Was Written In Three Hours'

Thursday, 17 January 2013 Written by Elliott Batte
Dave Grohl Opens Up About Paul McCartney Collaboration - 'Track Was Written In Three Hours'

American rock icon Dave Grohl has claimed that the track that he, ex-Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smears, and Beatles legend Paul McCartney performed at a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert was written in just three hours.

Rumours of a Nirvana reunion flew around the internet in December last year, after it was revealed Novoselic, Smear, and of course Grohl would be performing together once again - with McCartney in the late Kurt Cobain’s shoes. Although the rumours turned out to be false (the performance was the only one of its kind), Grohl has spilled the beans on ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ and how things went down in the studio.

Speaking to KROQ, Grohl explained: “[McCartney] just the sweetest, nicest, most awesome person. 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.”

He continued on to praise McCartney, saying: “You have to understand, one of the great things about playing with Paul McCartney or playing with Neil Young is that that generation of musicians, they cherish and respect and value the practice of just going into a room and coming up with something and jamming and making it a song. There’s not like seven songwriters and seven producers and digital technology or whatever. It’s like people getting in a room.”

The track is set to feature on Grohl’s up and coming documentary, and is available to buy via iTunes right now. You can check out the track below.

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