Dave Grohl and All-Star Guests Cover Randy Newman for Eighth Night of Hanukkah Sessions

Karen O, Beck, Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Inara George and P!nk joined in
Hanukkah Sessions, night eight, Randy Newman, Dave Grohl
(Photo Credit: YouTube/Foo Fighters)

For the eighth and final night of their 2022 <i>Hanukkah Sessions</i>, which happens to fall on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin unveiled a cover of Randy Newman’s ode to the West Coast, “I Love L.A.”

Grohl handled vocal duties and was joined by the all-star cast that has been featured throughout the song releases this week, including Inara George, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, Beck, and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass (P!nk was also dancing in the background and came to the mic towards the end 0f the song).

“I Love L.A.” was a fitting choice, since the <i>Hanukkah Sessions</i> took place in front of a live audience for the first time this year at L.A.’s Largo at the Coronet Theater. The crowd dutifully chimed in on the track’s “we love it” chorus.

“Merry Christmukkah!” begins the caption to the video. “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.’ — sung by Dave Grohl!”

Previous releases during the Sessions have included director Judd Apatow singing Blood, Sweat & Tears’ “Spinning Wheel,” P!nk offering her hit “Get the Party Started,” a take on the 10CC’s “The Things We Do for Love” from Inara George (Kurstin’s other half in the bird and the bee), the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O on “Heads Will Roll,” Grohl’s daughter Violet on Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen,” Beck doing “E-Pro” and Black singing Rush’s “The Spirit of the Radio.”

According to Setlist.fm, there’s one more performance from the series yet to be released: Gass covering David Lee Roth’s take on Louis Prima’s “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody.”

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