Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Close 'The Hanukkah Sessions' with Velvet Underground Cover
The Foo Fighters pair have taken on the classic "Rock and Roll"
Published Dec 17, 2020It's the last night of Hanukkah and the last night of Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin's The Hanukkah Sessions, and the Foo Fighters duo are closing the series with a cover of the Velvet Underground's classic "Rock and Roll."
Along with the cover and its video, Grohl has shared quite the touching message, which reads as follows:
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.....
Down below, you can hear them take on "Rock and Roll."
Other covers in the series included Beastie Boys' "Sabotage," Drake's "Hotline Bling," Mountain's "Mississippi Queen," Peaches' "Fuck the Pain Away" and Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35."
Foo Fighters' new album Medicine at Midnight arrives on February 5 through Roswell Records/RCA.