Dave Grohl takes over Drake and Peaches in new Hanukkah music series


The month of December is often overloaded with Christmas music, but what about Hanukkah tunes?
This year, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara) joined forces for a series called The Hanukkah Sessions. During the eight days of Hanukkah, Grohl and Kurstin released covers of songs by famous Jewish musicians. So far this has included a pair of Canadian stars.

Last Friday, Grohl and Kurstin released a cover of Toronto rapper Drake’s 2015 hit, “Hotline Bling,” with Grohl on drums and vocals, and Kurstin on keys. In the video, Grohl (who is not Jewish) is also seen dancing with a menorah.

Today’s cover pays homage to another Jewish musician from Toronto: electropunk artist Peaches. “Drake is not the only Jew in Canada,” read the caption of the video. “Tonight we present a Canadian rock G-Dess… who accidentally grew up on the corner of a Canadian Jewish rock GD (G-ddy Lee). Straight out of the mikvah, here is Peaches! ”

For their cover of the single “F – k the Pain Away” in 2000, Grohl and Kurstin were joined by Peaches herself who contributes vocals.

Tune in to the Foo Fighters’ Facebook or YouTube to see who else Grohl and Kurstin will be covering the remaining four days of Hanukkah.


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