“Cut Me Some Slack” Wins Best Rock SongBy: Mike Tuttle - January 27, 2014
Last night at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, Dave Grohl won not one award, but two: Best Rock Song and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
The 45-year old Foo Fighters’ front man accepted the Best Rock Song Award for “Cut Me Some Slack” with his other band members, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, and Sir Paul McCartney.
The song beat out “God is Dead?” by Black Sabbath and “Panic Station” by Matthew Bellamy from Muse.
“We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Paul and for Ringo,” Dave Grohl said from the stage. “This song was two hours in my studio. I called up Paul and said, ‘Hey, man, do you want to come jam with some friends of mine?’ He came over, we knocked this out in a couple of hours, and to me, that’s what rock’n’roll is all about.”
McCartney added, “He said, ‘Do you want to come over and do a jam on ‘Long Tall Sally?’ I said, ‘No, we’ve been there, done that. We should make something up, and that’s what this is.”
“Cut Me Some Slack” was part of the documentary film Sound City, directed and produced by Grohl who was inspired to make the film after purchasing several items from Sound City Studios, which closed in 2011.
Along with McCartney, other notable musicians also appeared in the film and on the soundtrack including Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, and Trent Reznor, forming a supergroup called The Sound City Players.
Prior to Foo Fighters, Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana. He is also the drummer and co-founder of another supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures.
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