Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has shared a thank you letter that he wrote for the supporters of the Save Our Stages Act. The initiative recently passed as part of the $900 billion stimulus deal, which includes “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions.”
Grohl said the following:
“A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the Save Our Stages Act, which passed yesterday as a part of the economic stimulus bill.
The preservation of America’s smaller, independent venues is not only crucial to the millions of concert goers whose lives are bettered by experiencing their favorite artists in the flesh, but to the future of music itself, as it gives the next generation of young musicians a place to cut their teeth, hone their craft, and grow into the voices of tomorrow.
The absence of live music this year has left us all longing for that communal feeling of connection, one that is best felt when joined in a song. The Save Our Stages Act brings us one step closer to sharing that feeling again, one that I hope we can all experience again very soon. Everyday we’re one step closer.
See you there, Dave”.
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock And Roll” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” You can check that out below:
“As 2020 comes to a close and another Hanukkah ends (my first!) I am reminded of the two things that have gotten me through this year: music and hope.
This project, which initially began as a silly idea, grew to represent something much more important to me. It showed me that the simple gesture of spreading joy and happiness goes a long way, and as we look forward, we should all make an effort to do so, no matter how many candles are left to light on the menorah.
Toda Raba to Greg for being a musical genius and spending 2 1/2 days barnstorming through these songs together. You never fail to amaze me. Big round of applause for Markus Rutledge, the poor soul that had only 24 hours (8 days in a row) to churn out each of these videos for us! You deserve a medal for sleep deprivation! Huge hearts for the force of nature known as Peaches! You brought the real. And, of course to all of you for joining in on the fun. I hope that you enjoyed watching.
So, sing along one last time to “Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground, a song about music and hope, and let’s keep spreading the joy and happiness. It goes a long way…..
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of The Knack’s “Frustrated” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:
“Tonight we’re featuring 4 nice Jewish boys whose biggest hit was a song about a nice Jewish girl… “My Shalom-a” or something like that… We’re huge fans of New Wave (as well as the “old wave” that came after Moses parted the Red Sea)…so we were psyched to get to cover one of our favorites…The Knack!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Elastica’s “Connection” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:
“From Brit Milot to Britpop…here’s one of the coolest tracks from the 90’s….sung by the very cool…and Jewish…Justine Frischmann…ELASTICA!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:
“So now everybody must get stoned (not in the Law of Moses sense) as we put some blood on this track: Rainy Day Women 12&35 by the immortal Bob Dylan!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Peaches‘ “Fuck The Pain Away“ as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” The video features Peaches herself and it can be seen below. Grohl commented:
“Drake’s not the only musical Jew from Canada…tonight we feature a Canadian rock G-Dess…who coincidentally grew up around the corner from a Canadian Jewish rock G-D (G-ddy Lee). Straight out the mikvah, here’s Peaches!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:
“Talk about making a mountain out of a mohel … named Leslie Weinstein at his bris, the singer of our next band built a wailing wall of guitar as Leslie West. Check out our take on a track from Leslie’s monolithic band, MOUNTAIN.”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin have shared a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” as part of their “Hanukkah Sessions.” Grohl commented:
“You might be surprised to learn that this superstar is… Canadian. He’s never hidden the fact that he was M.O.T. … so a generation of Jewish parents could tell their kids “if Drake took the time to study for HIS Bar Mitzvah, you can too.” Ladies and gentlemen…challah at your boy….DRAKE!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Greg Kurstin are celebrating Hanukkah with a new cover series called “The Hanukkah Sessions.” The first installment, a cover of the Beastie Boys‘ “Sabotage,“ can be found below. Grohl commented:
“As the only Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with a lyric about kugel, we thought it would be a shanda to not kick off this party with New York’s (and Abraham’s) finest… known by some as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedenego, known by others as Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA…known by their Imas and Abbas as Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch… Beastie Boys!”
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) has officially conceded defeat following his drum battle against Nandi Bushell. After hearing the news, the 10-year-old musician accepted Grohl’s concession via Twitter. As previously reported, the two are now planning to collaborate on a new song and perform live together in the future.