While everyone’s at the Dolby Theatre… Sir Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl take wives on double date during Oscars night
By HANNA FLINT
PUBLISHED: 3 March 2014
It was a night when all the big names in Hollywood were at the Dolby Theatre… except for two.
Sir Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl decided against joining the Oscars' festivities to enjoy an evening out with their wives at a vegan restaurant on Melrose Avenue.
With Nancy Shevell and pregnant Jordyn Blum on their arms, the musicians no doubt took a chance to celebrate (again) their Grammy win for Best Rock Song.
What Oscars? Sir Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl take their wives Nancy Shevell and pregnant Jordyn Blum out for dinner in Los Angeles
McCartney, 71, and Grohl, 45, had teamed up with Ringo Starr and the other surviving members of Nirvana, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear, to form Sirvana and were awarded at the music ceremony for their track Cut Me Some Slack.
‘This song was two hours in my studio,’ Dave said during his Grammy acceptance speech, ‘I called up Paul and said, “Hey, man, do you want to come jam with some friends of mine?” He came over, we knocked this out in a couple of hours, and to me, that’s what rock'n'roll is all about.’
It featured on the soundtrack for Dave’s directorial debut documentary Sound City, which sadly wasn’t nominated by the Academy this year, so it’s no wonder the former Nirvana drummer didn’t attended the awards ceremony or parties.
However, they still dressed up for the occasion, with the musicians in suits and their wives in stylish cocktail dresses.
Smart: Paul and his wife looked smart in a suit and a lace cocktail dress on Sunday night
Reunited: Sir Paul and Dave won a Grammy this year for their collaborative effort on Cut Me Some Slack which was awarded Best Rock Song
Snubbed: Grohl's documentary film and directorial debut, Sound City, was not nominated at this year's Academy Awards
Nancy, 52, had opted for a sheer blue lace dress with a red underlay, and Jordyn, 37, went for a form-fitting black lace gown which emphasised her baby bump.
McCartney had flown into Los Angeles after attending the NME Awards in London where he was honoured with the Songwriters’ Songwriter gong.
In his speech, The Beatles legend revealed how he used to make up stories to put in the magazine while in the band: Sir Paul McCartney said: ‘One of the things we used to like to try and do was to plant a false story in the NME. We actually got in with 'George was Billy Fury's cousin', which he wasn't. Living on the edge, man.’
Joining forces: Sir Paul McCartney first played with Grohl, when he took Kurt Cobain's place in Nirvana as the band performed at the Sandy Relief Concert in 2012
There's the bump: The Foo Fighters frontman and his wife announced they were expecting another daughter earlier this year
Vegan friendly: The couples dined at Crossroads, on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood
Just arrived: Sir Paul landed at LAX on Friday from London having attended the NME Awards
The two couples dined at Crossroads vegan restaurant of course, because Sir Paul is staunchly against eating animals or their by-products, but that must have been a concession for Dave who is most definitely not.
He once complained about sharing a private jet with Coldplay where all the food was vegetarian and no smoking was allowed, however Grohl isn’t totally against the lifestyle choice, as detailed in a 2011 tour rider for the Foo Fighters.
In a 52-page document, the band had written: ‘Vegetarians. Yep. The Crusades didn’t rid the world of them, so we have to pretend to care… Chicken is not a vegetarian food. Neither is fish. In fact, if you considered chicken or fish vegetarian, please fire yourself.’
Songwriters' Songwriter: Collecting his award on Wednesday, McCartney said The Beatles used to try and plant fake stories in NME magazine