Monday, May 20, 2024

Paul McCartney-Nirvana Song Releases Today, Part of Documentary


You have to give credit to Paul McCartney. He’s 70.5 years old, and he just keeps rocking. Even though he started the year crooning “Kisses on the Bottom,” he’s ending it rocking with the former members of Nirvana. Today the studio version of “Cut Me Some Slack” debuts at It turns out that McCartney and Dave Grohl used the 12-12-12 concert to debut the song, playing it with Dave Grohl et al on the show.

It’s from Grohl’s upcoming documentary “Sound City” about the grungy recording studio where albums as diverse as Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and Nirvana’s “Nevermind” were recorded.

The doc premieres at Sundance. McCartney-Nirvana debuted the song last night on “Saturday Night Live”–so that was the purpose of McCartney’s appearance, I guess. Good for him. I do wish that instead of “My Valentine” he played the other original song from “Kisses” called “Only Our Hearts.” Anyway, it does seem like McCartney will be very involved with the promotion of “Sounds City,” maybe going to Sundance and doing some more live performances with the guys.

“Sound City” has other eclectic guests, including Stevie Nicks and Rick Springfield. Can’t wait to see it!!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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