Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin‘s Hanukkah Sessions is back for 2021.
The Foo Fighters frontman and the producer first launched the series in 2020, releasing covers of songs by eight Jewish artists for each night of the holiday. With Sunday being the first night of Hanukkah this year, they’ve started it up again, beginning with a rendition of Lisa Loeb‘s ’90s hit “Stay (I Missed You).”
The cover begins as a faithful tribute before taking an unexpected turn into black metal with Grohl’s growling vocals and pounding guitar riffs. In an accompanying video, streaming now on YouTube, Grohl wears a dress and glasses modeled after Loeb’s iconic look from the original “Stay” clip.
“Welcome back to the menorah, y’all,” Grohl and Kurstin say. “Let’s kick [off] this year’s Hanukkah Sessions with one of Dallas, Texas’ favorite Jewish daughters. So put on your coffee shop spectacles and your Betsey Johnson dress and HAVA listen to this.”
The first season of Hanukkah Sessions featured covers of songs by Beastie Boys, Drake, Mountain, Peaches, Bob Dylan, Elastica, The Knack and The Velvet Underground.
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