December 20th, 2012

The collaboration came out of the Sound City film that was produced and directed by Dave. He asked me if I wanted to play with him, Pat and Paul? I said YES! It was a wonderful day—Paul came in with this cigar box guitar and started playing some mean slide on it. He said it was in a ‘D.’ Hearing that, Grunge instincts took over my left hand and I dropped the E on the bass to D. Pat and Dave got into it and the tune took shape. Paul flashed a riff and we picked it up. I busted another one out and everyone picked it up. Things started coming together.

It was so exciting to play with Paul. I became seized with thoughts, for I hadn’t played like that with Pat or Dave since the last Nirvana show in 1994. Wow, it was emotionally and musically heavy! Some other things brought me back; there was a Lefty on guitar who was a heck of a songwriter. Anyway, words can’t really describe it and I returned to the task at hand. A new song was born! And that’s about it. That’s all it is—a new song by some players who have doing it for a while.

Krist Novoselic, writing on his blog about the Nirvana/Paul McCartney collaboration (H/T


December 16th, 2012

Paul McCartney and ex-Nirvana members played “Cut Me Some Slack” on SNL last night. And here’s the video:

December 13th, 2012

Those comments Courtney Love posted about last night’s “Nirvana reunion” on Everybody Loves Our Town's Facebook page are getting picked up all over the place, including NME, BillboardFuse and Flavorwire.

December 13th, 2012

More Courtney Love posts re: last night’s Nirvana/McCartney performance, from the Everybody Loves Our Town Facebook page. She disses Krist’s bass playing and apparently the song itself in this thread and defends herself from the haters here.

December 13th, 2012

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic discuss their new Paul McCartney collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," initially recorded for Grohl’s forthcoming Sound City documentary.

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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.