Did you know that Amagansett resident Paul McCartney was nominated for a 2014 Grammy for Best Rock Song? He was. The name of the song is “Cut Me Some Slack” and he shares songwriting credit with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
I guess since he’s already won 17 of them, it’s not earthshattering news for him to announce but it’s funny that it’s not even on his official website. The last post there was made on December 6; it was a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Sir Paul and his Fab Four friends will also be on the receiving end of a two-hour Grammy special on CBS on February 9, 2014. “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles” will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” on February 9, 1964. The show will tape on January 27 and tickets for the taping will be going on sale soon.
The musician recently released his “New” album, produced by another Hamptons frequenter, Mark Ronson. It was hailed as the fourth best release of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2004, Rolling Stone made a not-so-daring call and announced what we already knew, the Beatles, collectively, were ranked as the greatest artist of all time.
Fans here in the United States can pick up “New” on vinyl starting December 17.
Fun facts: Paul McCartney is older than the Grammys. The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26. Paul McCartney is 71.
* Photo from Wiki. Unfortunately Paul is one of the few East Enders I haven’t yet run into, though his next-door neighbors are good friends. Would it be weird if I just hung out at the hedgerow, lying in wait in order to ‘casually’ borrow a cup of sugar? : )