Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin concluded their 2021 Hanukkah Sessions series over the weekend with covers of The Clash‘s “Train in Vain” for night seven and KISS‘ “Rock and Roll All Nite” for night eight.
The “Train in Vain” performance honors Clash guitarist Mick Jones‘ Jewish heritage, while the “Rock and Roll All Nite” rendition pays tribute to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley‘s Jewish upbringing.
Both covers are streaming now on YouTube.
Grohl and Kurstin first launched The Hanukkah Sessions in 2020 with covers of eight different Jewish artists for each night of the holiday. In marking the end of the 2021 series, Grohl says, “Greg and I would like to thank all of the people that helped ramp up the Hanukkah Sessions this year.”
“It’s gonna be tough to beat! (But we will. Oh, we will…),” Grohl adds. “We hope that this year’s batch of hits has brought a little joy to you, as it surely did to us!”
Other 2021 Hanukkah Sessions covers included Lisa Loeb‘s “Stay (I Missed You),” the Ramones‘ “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Barry Manilow‘s “Copacabana,” Van Halen‘s “Jump,” Amy Winehouse‘s “Take the Box” and Billy Joel‘s “Big Shot.”
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