Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have launched their second annual Hanukkah Sessions with a cover of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You).”
Grohl has once again teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin for the series. The Foo Fighters frontman will share covers of exclusively Jewish artists for the eight days of Hanukkah. Today’s cover of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You)” has a metal twist to it.
“Welcome back to the menorah, y’all,” Grohl wrote on Twitter last night (November 28th). “Let’s kick it this year’s Hanukkah sessions with one of Dallas, Texas’s favourite Jewish daughters. So put on your coffee shop spectacles and your Betsey Johnson dress and HAVA listen to this…”
Listen to Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s cover of “Stay (I Missed You)” below.
On the cover, Grohl and Kurstin take the gentle 1994 original and turn it into a crunchy black metal anthem. The duo haven’t come to play, roaring back with a unique, ripping rendition of “Stay (I Missed You).” Alongside the track, the pair shared a video. The clip opens with Grohl in a vintage mid-90’s flowery dress and chunky glasses. Eventually, the camera zooms in on Dave’s shaking face as he lets out a black metal scream.
Grohl and Kurstin will continue to release covers daily until the final day of Hanukkah, December 6th.
Prior to “Stay (I Missed You),” Grohl and Kurstin covered a bunch of tunes last year. The first installment of Hanukkah Sessions featured covers of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Mountain’s “Mississipi Queen,” and Peaches’ “Fuck The Pain Away.” They also covered The Velvet Underground’s “Rock & Roll,” Knack’s “Frustrated,” Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and Elastica’s “Connection.”