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Watch Dave Grohl salute his childhood heroes Kiss with a frankly silly version of Rock And Roll All Nite

Grohl covers Kiss
(Image credit: Foo Fighters YouTube)

Dave Grohl has paid tribute to Kiss on the final night of his 2021 Hanukkah Sessions series. 

Grohl, who had a poster of Kiss atop New York’s Empire State Building on his bedroom wall as a child, dons make-up with his pal Greg Kurstin in order to deliver a gruff version of the larger-than-life New Yorkers’ evergreen party anthem Rock And Roll All Nite

Introducing the clip on the Foo Fighters’ YouTube channel, Grohl writes: “Ladies and gentlemen….we made it. Night 8! And what better way to celebrate another year of Hanukkah Sessions than Chaim Witz and Stanley Eisen….two young lads from Queens that set the world (and thousands of stages) on FIRE as Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS!!!

Greg and I would like to thank all of the people that helped ramp up the Hanukkah Sessions this year. It’s gonna be tough to beat! (But we will. Oh, we will…..)

We hope that this year’s batch of hits has brought a little joy to you, as it surely did to us!

Now let’s rock and roll all nite and party everyday until next Hanukkah!

L’Chaim!!!!!!”

Having revisited their 2020 promise to cover songs by Jewish artists as a way of celebrating the Festival Of Lights, the past week has seen Grohl and Kurstin post their takes on classic tracks by Lisa Loeb, Ramones, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel and Van Halen, with Grohl’s teenage daughter Violet joining the celebrations for a cover of Amy Winehouse’s Take The Box.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.