Fans expecting Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana to bust into "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or "Come as You Are" at last night's "12-12-12" Sandy benefit concert were a little surprised when the unlikely supergroup played a new song called "Cut Me Some Slack." It turns out the tune is from the forthcoming album Sound City – Real to Reel, which is essentially the soundtrack to the Grohl's Sound City documentary.
Grohl has been quietly working on the film, which is slated to premiere at Sundance in January, over the past year. It traces the history of Sound City, a Los Angeles studio where countless famous albums were recorded, including Nirvana's Nevermind, Neil Young's After the Goldrush, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes.
"The place is a time warp," Grohl recently told Rolling Stone. "A tape-based analog studio. Nirvana did what everyone else had done there: You plugged in, hit 'record' and that room brought out the sound of your band."