Night Eight: Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Joined by Stars for Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” for Final Hanukkah Sessions

Tenacious D, Karen O, Beck, and many more joined Dave Grohl and musical partner Greg Kurstin on night eight of the Grohl and Kurstin’s annual Hanukkah Sessions for a cover of Randy Newman’s popular song, “I Love L.A.”

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Night eight of Hanukkah took place on December 25, coinciding with Christmas Day.

“Merry Christmukkah! Our nondenominational gift to you on this convergence of holiday cheer for the Jews and the goyim is @RandyNewman‘s classic ‘I Love L.A.’ — sung by Dave Grohl! #happyhanukkah#hanukkahsessions#chanukkah,” shared the Foo Fighters’ official Twitter page.

For the third year in a row, Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman, and musical pal, Greg Kurstin, are celebrating Hanukkah with their annual week of covers, known as the Hanukkah Sessions. 

Each year, the duo celebrates songs written by Jewish artists.

For night seven, Grohl and Kurstin were joined by Tenacious D’s Jack Black for a cover of Rush’s “The Spirit Of Radio.”

On night six, the duo was joined by Karen O, the frontwoman of the New York City-born rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, for a cover of the band’s tune “Heads Will Roll.”

On night five, the duo was joined by the acclaimed artist Beck for a cover of his hit song “E-Pro.”

On night four, the duo was joined by Grohl’s 16-year-old daughter Violet Grohl for a cover of the coming-of-age tune, “At Seventeen.” 

On night three, the pair were joined by Inara George for a cover of “The Things We Do For Love.”

On night two, the duo was joined by P!nk for a rendition of her song “Get The Party Started.”

The pair kicked off their traditional week of covers by performing a rendition of “Spinning Wheel” by Blood, Sweat & Tears, getting a little help from movie producer Judd Apatow. 

Grohl and Kurstin recorded their performances for the sessions in front of a live studio audience at Largo in Los Angeles earlier this month. The first two seasons are all available to stream on all DSPs. Check back with American Songwriter for an update on the latest from Grohl and Kurstin and their Hanukkah Sessions.

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