Welcome to Hanukkah Day 4, with Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin following the festivities with their latest cover of the “Hanukkah Sessions” series, this time celebrating one of “rock’s loudest and proudest Jews,” David Lee by Van Halen Roth.
Both musicians continue to make the most of the series’ tributes. Their cover doesn’t stray too far from the Van Halen original, with Kurstin in particular getting the chance to showcase supreme keyboard skills. Keeping things fun and somewhat campy, the musicians serve up a few callbacks to Van Halen’s original “Jump” video with Grohl mimicking some of Roth’s stage moves and the pair synchronizing their “jumps” towards the camera.
Commenting on their choice of artist for the cover, the duo said, “Probably the loudest and proudest of hard rock Jews, David Lee Roth recorded his Bar Mitzvah prep as his first vocal training. He went rock’n’roll. star the day he became a man: Diamond Dreidel DLR and Van Halen … with “Jump”.
For those keeping track, Van Halen Roth’s nod follows previous performances of “Hanukkah Sessions” by “Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb”, “Blitzkreig Bop” by Ramones and “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow. . Stay tuned for the rest of Hanukkah to see what Grohl and Kurstin have in store.