'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.