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Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin cover KISS for final ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ performance

Grohl and Kurstin donned the famous black and white makeup for their version of 'Rock And Roll All Nite'

By Patrick Clarke

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin in their cover of KISS
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin in their cover of KISS (Photo: YouTube/Foo Fighters)

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have concluded this year’s edition of their ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ with a cover of KISS’ ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’. You can take a listen below.

For the second year running, the two musicians have covered one song by a Jewish artist for each of the eight days of Hanukkah.

Already this year Grohl and Kurstin took on a dynamic version of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’, The Ramones’ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, Lisa Loeb’s ‘Stay (I Missed You)’, and Barry Manilow’s ‘Copacabana’.

Their energetic take on KISS‘ 1975 classic also saw the two musicians donning black and white makeup in the style of the iconic rockers. The video also sees them reading books, filling up a car with petrol, and doing some light cleaning, still dressed up as Gene Simmons and co.

“Ladies and gentlemen….we made it. Night 8! And what better way to celebrate another year of Hanukkah Sessions than Chaim Witz and Stanley Eisen….two young lads from Queens that set the world (and thousands of stages) on FIRE as Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS!!!” Grohl wrote in the video’s description.

“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…..) We hope that this year’s batch of hits has brought a little joy to you, as it surely did to us!

“Now let’s rock and roll all nite and party everyday until next Hanukkah! L’Chaim!!!!!!”

Last year, after performing renditions from artists like Drake and Beastie Boys, Grohl wrote about what the festive series meant to 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.”