Dave Grohl Posts Hanukkah-Themed Cover of Van Halen’s “Jump” in Tribute to David Lee Roth
Foo Fighters mainmain Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have posted the fourth offering of this year’s The Hanukkah Sessions, an eight-night affair in which they pay tribute to Jewish musicians by covering songs in their own unique style.
The cover du jour features the duo taking on Van Halen’s classic “Jump,” a tribute to Jewish frontman David Lee Roth. The live performance featured Grohl drumming and doing an admirable job with DLR’s vocals while Kurstin handled everything else via keyboards, including a killer keytar solo on cutaway. The video features recreations of some of the classic VH clip’s most iconic moments. Good stuff here that you can tell comes from a place of deep love.
This year’s The Hanukkah Sessions kicked off with a brutal metal version of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” and continued with a Yiddish-themed take on The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” I missed the third night… sorry about that.
Foo Fighters just announced a whole mess of new North American live dates for 2022 but then canceled one in Minnesota due to the venue’s refusal to accommodate the band’s Covid-19 safety measures.
They also announced that they’ll star in a new horror comedy, Studio 666. That’s scheduled to be released in 2,000+ theaters on February 25.
Shortly after that announcement, they released a new video for the track “Love Dies Young” starring Ted Lasso‘s Jason Sudeikis.
You can watch the cover of “Jump” below.