At a press conference backstage at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear talked about how they ended up recording “Cut Me Some Slack,” a track for which they’d just won the Best Rock Song award. The group laid down the song during the filming of Grohl’s Sound City documentary, Grohl having invited the ex-Beatle to jam on some classic rock covers the next time he was in Los Angeles. “He was the one that said, ‘No, no, no, no – let’s write a song. Let’s write and record a new song in the three hours we have there,'” Grohl recalled, according to Rolling Stone. “We did it, and we just got Best Rock Song!”
“I wanted to play accordion, and everyone was ‘Nooo,'” Novoselic said to laughs.
“It was magic for me playing with these guys,” McCartney said. “I knew who Dave was because I’d met him, and he said ‘I have a couple of friends coming along.’ And during the session I hear them talking: ‘Wow, we haven’t played since Nirvana.’ So I found myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.”
Asked about future collaborations with the Nirvana members, McCartney said, “You never know. They really are great to play with. They were a great band with Kurt. That’s what I experienced – just playing with a really good band, which is a very special thing. I should know.”