'Cut Me Some Slack' Makes Oscar Longlist

19 December 2013

'Cut Me Some Slack' - by the band unofficially dubbed Sirvana on Twitter – has been confirmed as a contender for the nominations in the 'Original Song' category at the 2014 Oscars.

Written, recorded and mixed in just a couple of hours last spring the barnstorming song features in Dave Grohl's 'Sound City - Real to Reel' documentary. The film tells the story of the legendary Sound City Studios and 'Cut Me Some Slack' is a highlight on the documentary's soundtrack.

The band – comprised of Paul on vocals and guitar, Dave Grohl on drums and backing vocals, Krist Novoselic on bass and Pat Smear on guitar – performed the song live for the first time at 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief in December 2012. Subsequent performances have taken place on the 2012 Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live and at Paul's 'Out There' Seattle concert in July.

Fans can listen to 'Cut Me Some Slack' below, check out the film and soundtrack on iTunes by clicking HERE!, find out more information about the film by clicking HERE! or see the full list of 'Original Songs' eligible for the 2014 Oscars by clicking HERE!

Were you lucky enough to catch any of the band's performances of 'Cut Me Some Slack'? Let us know in the comments below…!

Photo by MJ Kim.