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  • Dave Grohl: "It took three hours" to Write + Record Paul McCartney Song

    Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:13:40

    Dave Grohl: "It took three hours" to Write + Record Paul McCartney Song - They weren't messing around

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    Dave Grohl has revealed that "Cut Me Some Slack," the song he wrote with Paul McCartney, was created, written and recorded in just three hours. No producers. No fancy equipment. No opinions. They just went with how they felt.

    "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," Grohl told KROQ.

    He pointed out that working with artists from McCartney's era comes with a special set of rules. "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," he said. "There's not like seven songwriters and seven producers and digital technology or whatever. It's like people getting in a room."

    What did you think of the Grohl-McCartney track, which they performed at the 12-12-12 benefit and on SNL?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    01.23.13



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