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Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin cover Beastie Boys’ "Sabotage" for first ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ song

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Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin have released a cover of the Beastie Boys classic “Sabotage” for the first entry in the pair’s Hanukkah Sessions song series.

“As the only Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with a lyric about kugel, we thought it would be a shanda to not kick off this party with New York’s (and Abraham’s) finest,” the Foo Fighters frontman says, once again getting good use out of his Hebrew and Yiddish dictionary.

Grohl continues, “Known by some as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedenego, known by others as Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA…known by their Imas and Abbas as Adam Horovitz, Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch…  Beastie Boys!”

You can listen to the “Sabotage” cover now streaming on YouTube.

The Hanukkah Sessions will consist of Grohl and Kurstin covering eight songs by Jewish artists to celebrate each night of the holiday, which began Thursday at sundown.

Foo Fighters, meanwhile, are gearing up to release their new album, Medicine at Midnight, which was produced by Kurstin. The record is due out February 5, 2021.

Kurstin also produced the last Foo Fighters album, 2017’s Concrete and Gold.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

By Josh Johnson
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