Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl lighting up 8 covers of Jewish artists for Hanukkah

'Hold on to your tuchuses'
Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin are doling out the gifts this Hanukkah. Over the next eight nights of Hanukkah, Grohl and Kurstin are teaming up to give us one Hanukkah song a night. The eight-day song celebration is called the Hanukkah Sessions

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Dave is not Jewish, however, Greg is. “This year, instead of doing a Christmas song, this year, Greg and I decided to celebrate Hanukkah by recording eight songs by eight famous Jewish artists and releasing one song each night of Hanukkah,” explained Grohl.

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In a Tweet filled with Yiddish phrases and references to the traditional Hanukkah, jelly-filled donut known as a sufganiyot. The Foo Fighters tweeted, “With all the mishegas of 2020, @GregKurstin & I were kibbitzing about how we could make Hannukah extra-special this year. Festival of Lights?! How about a festival of tasty LICKS! So hold on to your tuchuses... we’ve got something special coming for your shayna punims.”

Just in case you aren’t a fluent Yiddish speaker, here is some translation. “Mishegas” means madness or crazy antics, “kibbitzing” means to chat or converse, “tuchuses” means butts, and “shayna punim” means beautiful face.

Tonight will be the first night that Grohl and Kurstin are set to release a Hanukkah tune and they will continue to do so until December 18.

Grohl and Kurstin’s Hanukkah Sessions announcement comes as we await the Foo Fighters’ next album, Medicine At Midnight which was delayed due to the pandemic, but will be released in February.

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