Cut Me Some Slack

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"Cut Me Some Slack"
Song by Paul McCartney and Nirvana
from the album Sound City: Real to Reel
ReleasedDecember 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)
GenreGrunge, hard rock
LabelRCA Records
  • Dave Grohl
  • Paul McCartney
  • Krist Novoselic
  • Pat Smear

"Cut Me Some Slack" is a song by Paul McCartney and Nirvana from Grohl's film Sound City and its soundtrack. The song was first performed at the 12-12-12 benefit concert by the four,[1] and was released on December 14, 2012, through YouTube.[2] The song was a jam featuring McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana, and it was described by McCartney as a "Nirvana reunion".[3] The four performed the song on Saturday Night Live in 2012; and again, along with a number of Beatles songs, at a Paul McCartney concert in Seattle (Nirvana's home town) on June 19, 2013.[4]


The song was recorded as a jam. Various artists were assembled by Grohl to record Sound City, including McCartney.[3]


The song was received well by critics. Allmusic called it a "tune with an immediate hook [and] melody".[5] The song won the Grammy award for Best Rock Song in 2014.[6]



Chart (2012) Peak
Canada Rock (Billboard)[7] 27
Poland (LP3)[8] 28


  1. ^ "Sir Paul McCartney fronts Nirvana reunion at Superstorm Sandy fund-raising concert". The Telegraph. 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  2. ^ "Cut Me Some Slack – McCartney.Grohl.Novoselic.Smear". YouTube. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  3. ^ a b O'Malley Greenburg, Zack (2014-02-05). "How Paul McCartney Ended Up In A Nirvana Reunion". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  4. ^ "Paul McCartney Talks 'Powerful' Nirvana Reunion". 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  5. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2013-03-12). "Sound City: Real to Reel - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  7. ^ "Paul McCartney Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 2012.
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