Dave Grohl and producer/frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin are back with the 2021 installment of “The Hanukkah Sessions.”
Last year, Grohl and Kurstin released a new cover every night of Hanukkah that was performed by a Jewish artist. Their covers honored eight different acts including the Beastie Boys, Bob Dylan and more.
Grohl and Kurstin surprised fans by dropping a cover of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” last night (November 28) on the first night of Hanukkah saying in a statement, “Welcome back to the menorah, y’all. Let’s kick it this year’s Hanukkah sessions with one of Dallas, Texas’s favorite Jewish daughters. So put on your coffee shop spectacles and your Betsey Johnson dress and HAVA listen to this… ‘Stay’ by Lisa Loeb.”
The cover starts off just the same as the original, and Grohl even dons a pretty dress and cat eyeglasses just like Loeb does in the “Stay” music video. But then things take a surprising death metal turn that you just have to hear to believe. The cover can be heard below, and it is an absolute trip.