Night Seven: Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Joined by Jack Black for Rush Cover on Hanukkah Sessions

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On night seven of their annual Hanukkah Sessions, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and musical compatriot Greg Kurstin were joined by Tenacious D’s Jack Black for a cover of Rush’s “The Spirit Of Radio.

“Geddy Lee’s mom was so proud of her son that she put @rushtheband posters up all over the family store & gave away albums to kids who didn’t have money. In tribute to that proud Jewish mom—free of charge—“The Spirit Of Radio” feat. @jackblack!” The Foo Fighters’ official Twitter account shared.

As you can imagine, the song is turned up to 11 with Black fronting the jam.

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.

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. Reportedly, other performances this year include offerings from P!NK, Violet Grohl, Beck, Karen O, Jack Black, and Kyle Gass. Proceeds from the Hanukkah Sessions will go to the Anti-Defamation League.

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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