Proceeds from Dave Grohl’s intimate benefit concert will be donated to the Anti-Defamation League.
Since 2020, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Foo Fighters frontman (not Jewish) has teamed with his producer friend Greg Kurstin (is Jewish) to cover songs made famous by Jewish artists. In both prior years, they shared a new cover song each day to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah.
2022 comes with a twist: a “Hanukkah Sessions” concert with Grohl and Kurstin at Los Angeles’ Largo At The Coronet. Filmmaker/producer Judd Apatow will host and other special guests will drop by as well. The secretive event sold out in just a few minutes, and proceeds will benefit the Anti-Defamation League.
The ADL was founded over a century ago with this goal:
“…to create an organization with a mission “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all…” ADL is founded with the clear understanding that the fight against one form of prejudice cannot succeed without battling prejudice in all forms.”
Click here to watch Grohl and Kurstin’s miraculous Hanukkah Session vides from 2021. I shared a couple of em below. There’s some NSFW audio in here btw.
You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest Jews in rock… Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS!
“David Lee Roth lights the menorah”, Adam Sandler taught us in an early version of “The Hanukkah Song”. So some vintage Roth-era Van Halen makes perfect sense. And “Jump” is perfect for Kurstin’s keyboard expertise.
Dig these? Got a favorite Jewish artist? Let us know in the comments!