For the fourth night of Hanukkah, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have delivered yet another cover – this time of Van Halen‘s classic ‘Jump’.
The cover arrives as part of the duo’s second-annual Hanukkah Sessions, where the Foo Fighters frontman and the superstar producer perform covers of songs originally performed by Jewish artists. The Festival Of The Lights is their concert, where they will perform one song per night for eight nights.
Sharing today’s cover, a tweet from the Foo Fighters account explained why the song was chosen, reading: “Quite possibly the loudest and proudest of hard-rocking Jews, David Lee Roth has gone on record crediting his Bar Mitzvah preparation as his earliest vocal training.
“He became a rockstar the day he became a man: Diamond Dreidel DLR and Van Halen…with ‘Jump’.”
Check out the cover:
Grohl & Kurstin have covered Van Halen before. Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee performed on James Corden hosts the Late Late Show In 2017, we covered ‘Ain’Talking is the Best! ‘Bout Love’Grohl playing the drums. The same song was also covered on several stops of the Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’Taylor Hawkins is the drummer on this world tour.
The pair’s cover of ‘Jump’ follows three others they’ve performed this year so far as part of Hanukkah Sessions: Barry Manilow‘s ‘Copacabana’, The Ramones‘ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ and Lisa Loeb’s ‘Stay (I Missed You)’.
Grohl and Kurstin have launched the series last year, covering acts like Drake, Peaches and Beastie Boys. On the final day of last year’s instalment, the Foo Fighters frontman shared a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock And Roll’A caption was added explaining what the series meant for him.
“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,”He said.
“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.”
Foo Fighters have just announced a US stadium tour set for 2022, though have already had to change their Minneapolis venue due to the original venue not complying with the band’s COVID-19 safety requirements.