Watch Dave Grohl’s Slamming Velvet Underground Cover

Watch Dave Grohl’s Slamming Velvet Underground Cover

Posted 18 Dec 2020
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Lou Reed & Dave Grohl. Photo by KMazur/WireImage/Getty Images.

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters’ producer, Greg Kurstin have taken on the Velvet Underground classic, “Rock & Roll” for the final instalment in their Hanukkah Sessions series. It’s the eighth released by the pair, who set out to cover songs by Jewish artists to celebrate Hanukkah, one for each night of the holiday period.

It’s a slamming rendition of the well-covered track, which sees Grohl take on the lead vocal and drumming responsibilities, while Kurstin covers almost every other instrument with a rather impressive keyboard set up. Enjoy below!

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“Rock & Roll” originally appeared on The Velvet Underground’s Loaded, released in 1970. In the YouTube video’s description, Grohl described the track as “a song about music and hope,” acknowledging that it’s been music and hope that “have gotten [him] through this year.”

“This project, which initially began as a silly idea, grew to represent something much more important to me,” he wrote.

“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.”

The pair have also tackled classic tunes by Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, The Knack and more for the Hanukkah Sessions series. Watch them all, here.

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