Dave Grohl Brings Surprise Live “Hanukkah Sessions”
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Dave Grohl and instrumentalist Greg Kurstin had a recent surprise performance inside the 250-capacity Los Angeles club Largo on December 5. The two have finally brought their Hanukkah Sessions series to the stage with some other guests.
The Foo Fighters singer and Kurstin have covered songs of Jewish artists over the last two Decembers and uploaded them as part of their Hanukkah Sessions. Last Monday, the two were joined onstage by Beck, Pink, Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass), Grohl’s daughter Violet, movie director Judd Apatow (who hosted the show), and more.
Grohl said during the show, “we’ve gone for the unpredictable,” talking about the mishmash of artists and songs. During the gig, he played the drums while Kurstin played the keyboards. The proceeds of the show went directly to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at a time when antisemitism is rearing its ugly head in the mainstream.
Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Hanukkah Session Live Setlist
“Spinning Wheel” feat. Judd Apatow (Blood, Sweat & Tears cover)
“Get the Party Started” feat. Pink (Pink cover)
“The Things We Do for Love” feat. Inara George (10cc cover)
“At Seventeen” feat. Violet Grohl (Janis Ian cover)
“E-Pro” feat. Beck (Beck cover)
“Heads Will Roll” feat. Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
“The Spirit of Radio” feat. Jack Black (Rush cover)
“We Love L.A.” (Randy Newman cover)
“Just a Gigolo” / “I Ain’t Got Nobody” feat. Kyle Gass (David Lee Roth cover)