Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin joined forces for the third year in a row for “The Hanukkah Sessions,” where the rock star and producer perform covers of notable Jewish artists. Due to the pandemic, the previous two years were all virtual performances shared via YouTube. This year, “The Hanukkah Sessions” took place in an intimate club.
According to Variety, “The Hanukkah Sessions” emanated from Largo in Los Angeles, which has a capacity of about 250 people. Grohl and Kurstin were joined by an all-star lineup that included P!nk, Beck, Karen O, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Judd Apatow, Inara George and Grohl’s daughter, Violet. A full setlist (h/t Setlist.fm) of the show can be viewed below.
In the two previous years, Grohl and Kurstin have taken on some notable tracks from a diverse slate of Jewish artists. Among them were the Beastie Boys, Lisa Loeb, Bob Dylan, the Velvet Underground, Barry Manilow, the Ramones and more.
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin – “The Hanukkah Sessions” Live in Los Angeles (12/5/2022) – Setlist
Spinning Wheel (Blood, Sweat & Tears cover w/Judd Apatow)
Get the Party Started (P!nk cover w/P!nk)
The Things We Do for Love (10cc cover w/Inara George)
At Seventeen (Janis Ian cover w/Violet Grohl)
E-Pro (Beck cover w/Beck)
Heads Will Roll (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover w/Karen O)
The Spirit of Radio (Rush cover w/Jack Black)
We Love L.A (Randy Newman cover w/Greg Kurstin)
Just a Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (Louis Prima cover done in the style of David Lee Roth w/Kyle Gass)