Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) And Greg Kurstin Cover The Velvet Underground’s “Rock And Roll”

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:

Grohl commented:

“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”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) And Greg Kurstin Cover The Knack’s “Frustrated”

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!”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) And Greg Kurstin Cover Elastica’s “Connection”

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!”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) And Greg Kurstin Cover Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

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!”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) And Greg Kurstin Perform “Fuck The Pain Away” With Peaches

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!”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Cover Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen” With Greg Kurstin

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.”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling” With Greg Kurstin

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!”

Watch Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Cover Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” With Greg Kurstin

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!”

Watch Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Etc. Members Cover Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

The Miraculous Love Kids / Girl With A Guitar have released a cover of Eurythmics‘ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).“ The track features various guests including: Tom Morello (Rage Agianst The Machine), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s), Cheri Currie (The Runaways), Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), and Inara George.

Lanny Cordola (The Miraculous Love Kids / Guitar With A Girl) commented:

“I feel a moral and spiritual imperative to awaken humanity, in particular my brethren in the music community to help give a voice to the horrible plight of poverty-stricken, war-torn girls. Why girls? Because they have it the worst — forced into childhood marriages, stripped of their rights, and exploited in every way imaginable.”

“We wanted to do something moody — a kind of gothic hymn — and we gravitated towards the dark yet hopeful spirit of this song. The lines in the song — ’some of them want to use you, some of them want to get used by you, some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused — really resonate, reflecting these troubled times. But then a glimmer of optimism — ‘hold your head up…keep your head up’ — gently flows through the voices of these girls who have experienced the worst that humanity has to offer.”

“The girls are learning about the world through rock and roll, and have begun discovering the wonders and magic of the guitar from this incredible cast of soul-filled musicians from America, who all offered their services with great generosity and enthusiasm.”

Morello added:

“These girls are so brave and so inspiring. It is an honor to make music with them.”