Dave Grohl And Greg Kurstin End Hanukkah Series With The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock And Roll’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin celebrated the eighth and final night of Hanukkah with a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll.”

“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,” wrote Grohl in a tweet to Foo Fighters’ Twitter account.

“The project, which initially began as a silly idea, grew to represent something much more important to me,” Grohl added. “It showed 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 the menorah.”

Watch the cover below.

The past seven nights featured the two covering songs by Jewish greats like the Beastie Boys (“Sabotage”), Drake (“Hotline Bling”), Mountain (“Mississippi Queen”), Peaches (“Fuck the Pain Away”), Bob Dylan (“Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”), Elastica (“Connection”), and The Knack (“Frustrated”).

Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters will release their new album, Medicine at Midnight, on February 5th, 2021.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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