Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin are celebrating Hanukkah in style this year. This week, they kicked off their Hanukkah Sessions where they will be bringing musical covers to fans around the world for the holidays.
Grohl has been hard at work preparing for the release of Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight. The forthcoming LP arrives on Feb. 5, 2021 and marks the band’s 25th anniversary. Last month, fans got a taste of Medicine At Midnight with their groovy new single “Shame Shame.”
Now, it looks like Grohl is temporarily focusing on a new project for the holidays. The Foo Fighters frontman and producer Greg Kurstin have teamed up for the Hanukkah Sessions. Together, the duo will be performing various songs by Jewish artists in celebration of Hanukkah.
“This year, instead of doing a Christmas song, Greg and I decided to celebrate Hanukkah by recording eight songs by eight famous Jewish artists and releasing one song each night of Hanukkah,” Grohl said.
With all the mishegas of 2020, @GregKurstin & I were kibbitzing about how we could make Hannukah extra-special this year. Festival of Lights?! How about a festival of tasty LICKS! So hold on to your tuchuses… we’ve got something special coming for your shayna punims.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 10, 2020
To help kick off the first day of Hanukkah, Grohl and Kurstin decided to take on the Beastie Boys megahit “Sabotage.” On Friday, Grohl took to Twitter to explain why they decided to cover this particular song.
“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 their Imas & Abbas as @beastieboys!”
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 their Imas & Abbas as @beastieboys!#HanukkahSessions pic.twitter.com/QbDSWNhXaO
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 11, 2020
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s cover of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” is available to stream below. As well, you can pre-order Foo Fighters’ forthcoming album Medicine At Midnight here.
What are your reactions to Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s Beastie Boys cover? Which artists do you want them to cover for the Hanukkah Sessions? Let us know in the comments below.