Dave Grohl says his song with Paul McCartney was written and recorded in just three hours.
The Beatles legend teamed up with Grohl and his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear to record "Cut Me Some Slack," which is featured on the soundtrack for the Foo Fighters frontman's documentary "Sound City." They unveiled the anthem at the 12-12-12 Sandy relief concert in New York last month.
Grohl tells radio station KROQ, "We walked in; we jammed the song. It just came out of nowhere. The best songs happen that way. We recorded it live and put a vocal over it and that was it. It was three hours and it was perfect. ... You have to understand, one of the great things about playing with Paul McCartney or playing with Neil Young is that that generation of musicians, they cherish and respect and value the practice of just going into a room and coming up with something and jamming and making it a song. There's not like seven songwriters and seven producers and digital technology or whatever. It's like, people getting in a room."
Grohl insists McCartney was a dream to work with, calling him "just the sweetest, nicest, most awesome person."