Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl brought out Jack Black to perform Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio” for the seventh night of Grohl’s and producer Greg Kurstin’s 2022 Hanukkah Sessions. The Hanukkah Sessions celebrate the music of Jewish artists, including Rush’s Geddy Lee, whose family were Holocaust survivors. Lee’s mother Mary Weinrib, who appeared with him on an episode of Grohls From Cradle to Stage docuseries, died in July 2021 at the age of 95.
The 2022 Hanukkah Sessions ended on the eighth night of the Festival of Lights. Recorded live at Los Angeles’ Largo on Dec. 5, this year’s sessions have featured Grohl and Kurstin performing Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll” with Karen O, Beck’s “E-Pro” with Beck himself, Grohl’s daughter Violet covering Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen” and Inara George performing 10cc’s “The Things We Do For Love” alongside Tenacious D.
Grohl and Kurstin wrote in the YouTube caption of their performance: “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. In tribute to that proud Jewish mother, we give you — free of charge—’The Spirit Of Radio’ featuring Jack Black!”
Take a look at Grohl and Black’s performance – here.
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