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 on December 5.

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.

Scroll below to see a full video recap of Grohl and Kurstin’s 2022 “Hanukkah Sessions.” Enjoy!


  • Night One

    Night one of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Grohl and Kurstin being joined my Judd Apatow. The popular filmmaker provided vocals on a Blood, Sweat & Tears cover of “Spinning Wheel.” Before performing the cover, Apatow addressed the audience saying, “This is a song that means a lot to me. It was performed by the great Hank Kingsley on ‘The Larry Sanders Show.’ This is a tribute to Garry [Shandling] and Hank.”

  • Night Two

    Night two of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured pop superstar P!nk, who is Jewish. She performed her hit “Get The Party Started,” which is described in the caption for the video below on YouTube as a “Bat Mitzvah” staple.

  • Night Three

    Night three of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Inara George, one half of the duo The Bird and the Bee along with Kurstin. The YouTube caption for the video below reads, “Once referred to as the ‘biggest Jewish band to come out of Britain,’ 10cc’s MOTs Godley, Crème and Gouldman recorded a ton of hits — here’s one of the many: ‘The Things We Do For Love’ as sung by Inara George!”

  • Night Four

    Night four of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Grohl’s daughter, Violet, leading a moving cover of Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen.” The YouTube caption for the video below reads, “Born Janis Eddy Fink, a 23-year-old Janis Ian wrote one of the all-time classic coming of age anthems ‘At Seventeen’—here it is as interpreted by Violet Grohl.” Dave Grohl accompanies his daughter on drums, while Kurstin is on piano and keyboards.

  • Night Five

    Night five of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Beck.

    The YouTube caption for the video below reads, “It’s a little-known fact that our favorite Grammy-winning Guero actually has Jewish roots. From Adonai to Odelay, it’s Beck with ‘E-Pro!'”


  • Night Six

    Night six of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The YouTube caption for the video below reads, “Leave it to us to get the only non-Jewish member of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Hanukkah-ize one of their signature songs.”

  • Night Seven

    Night seven of “The Hanukkah Sessions” featured Jack Black fronting a cover of Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio,” which served as a tribute to Geddy Lee’s late mother, Mary Weinrib. Mary passed away in July 2021 at age 95 and was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. The YouTube caption of the video below reads, in part, “Geddy Lee’s mother was so proud of her son that she put Rush posters up all over their family store and gave away Rush albums to kids who didn’t have money to buy them.”

  • Night Eight

    Night eight of “The Hanukkah Sessions” served as a tribute to Randy Newman and was led on vocals by Grohl. The YouTube caption for the video below reads, “Merry Christmukkah! Our nondenominational gift to you on this convergence of holiday cheer for the Jews and the goyim is Randy Newman’s classic ‘I Love L.A.'” The rest of the guest performers during the show joined Grohl and Kurstin on stage to provide backing vocals during the song’s chorus.

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