Dave Grohl managed to get himself two awards at the 56th annual Grammy Awards; one for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and the other for Best Rock Song. Grohl graciously accepted the award for his song Cut Me Some Slack along with band mates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Grohl spoke emotionally in his acceptance speech on stage, offering lots of gratitude to his fellow band members, and revealing the fact that Cut Me Some Slack only took a couple of inspired hours to make. He said:
“We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Paul and for Ringo. 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.”
Sir Paul McCartney also spoke from the heart, confirming that the track was something the band came up with spontaneously. Grohl had 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.”
The track was featured in the documentary Sound City, which was directed and produced by Grohl, who made the film following an experience he had buying items from Sound City Studios. The film itself starred some notable musicians in addition to Paul McCartney, including Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, and Trent Reznor.
As well as Cut Me Some Slack winning Best Rock Song, there were some other surprise winners on the night. Album of The Year went to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, who also won Record of the Year with their track Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
Song of the Year, Royals, went to Lorde, and Macklemore & Ryan picked up the Best New Artist Award.