Greg Kurstin and Dave Grohl Hit the ‘Copacabana’ for the ‘Hanukkah Sessions’

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin covered Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana”Their Night Three “Hanukkah Sessions,”They will release a new cover of a song written by a Jewish artist each night of Festival of Lights. It follows their renditions of Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” and Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You).”

In the song’s video, the Foo Fighters frontman and producer conjur Seventies lounge vibes, complete with a disco ball and sequined costumes to perform the 1978 hit. Grohl serves double-duty in the clip where he’s seen behind the drumkit, as well as front-and-center singing lead on the cowbell-tipped number.

“Barry Pincus — not only one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th (or any) century, but a mega-mensch to boot!,”Grohl & Kurstin captioned their visual. “So, like a good neighbor, you deserve a break today. So grab a bucket of chicken and let’s get stuck on….. BARRY MANILOW’S ‘Copacabana!’”

Foo Fighters revealed their 2022 North American stadium tours earlier on Tuesday. Mere hours later, the band axed their date at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis due to the venue’s “refusal to agree to the band’s Covid safety measures.”

 

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