Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin continued their ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ series over the weekend with two new covers for nights three and four of Hanukkah.
Their series, which features eight covers by Jewish artists in honor of Hanukkah, took some interesting turns with two very different artists. On night three, Grohl and Kurstin released their cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.” In the cover’s YouTube description, Grohl and Kurstin wrote, “Talk about making a mountain out of a mohel … named Leslie Weinstein at his bris, the singer of our next band built a wailing wall of guitar as Leslie West. Check out our take on a track from Leslie’s monolithic band, MOUNTAIN.”
On night four, Grohl and Kurstin released a cover of Peaches’ “F—The Pain Away” in honor of singer Merrill Nisker, who made a special appearance on the cover. The cover’s YouTube description reads, “Drake’s not the only musical Jew from Canada…tonight we feature a Canadian rock G-Dess…who coincidentally grew up around the corner from a Canadian Jewish rock G-D (G-ddy Lee). Straight out the mikvah, here’s Peaches!” (Due to the song’s very NSFW language, we can’t embed it, but you can listen to the killer cover here.)
Grohl and Kurstin’s Mountain and Peaches covers followed nights one and two which features their takes on the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage” and Drake's 2015 mega-hit “Hotline Bling.”