Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Write a Song with Some Bloke Named Paul McCartney

Unless you’ve been off-world for the past week or so, you’ll know that there was a Nirvana “reunion” of sorts when Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were joined by Paul McCartney in the role of Kurt (well, sort of) for the 12-12-12 Concert and Saturday Night Live.

If you saw the SNL performance, you’ll probably have noticed the big “Sound City” sign as part of their stage set-up.  That’s the name of Dave Grohl’s documentary film on the legendary (but defunct) LA recording studio where so many amazing records were made, including Nevermind.

So why have that sign onstage with Macca?  Because he, Dave and Krist wrote a song for the soundtrack called “Cut Me Some Slack.”  They played the song during their brief 12-12-12 set as well as on SNL.

Here’s the studio version of “Cut Me Some Slack.”  A full tracklisting of the Sound City soundtrack is available after the jump courtesy Loudwire.

1. ‘Heaven and All’ – Dave Grohl with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes

2. ‘Time Slowing Down’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Chris Goss and Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk

3. ‘You Can’t Fix This’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee and Taylor Hawkins with Stevie Nicks

4. ‘The Man That Never Was’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear with Rick Springfield

5. ‘Your Wife Is Calling’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear with Queens of the Stone Age’s Alain Johannes and Fear’s Lee Ving

6. ‘From Can to Can’t’ – Dave Grohl with Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Kyuss’ Scott Reeder

7. ‘Centipede’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Chris Goss and Alain Johannes

8. ‘A Trick With No Sleeve’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Alain Johannes

9. ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ – Paul McCartney with Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

10. ‘Once Upon a Time … The End’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rami Jaffee with violinist Jessy Greene and drummer Jim Keltner

11. ‘Mantra’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor

Alan Cross

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