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Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin celebrate night six of ‘The Hanukkah Sessions’; HAIM covers Adam Sandler

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Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin have released a cover of Billy Joel‘s “Big Shot” for night six of their Hanukkah Sessions series.

“While he claims a secular Long Island upbringing (and has songs full of Catholic and Italian imagery), Billy Joel remains one of the great Jews of musical scripture,” Grohl says of the Piano Man.

You can watch the “Big Shot” cover streaming now on YouTube. Is there a kazoo solo? You’d better believe it!

Grohl and Kurstin launched The Hanukkah Sessions in 2020 with covers of eight different Jewish artists for each night of the holiday. This year’s series has so far included Lisa Loeb‘s “Stay (I Missed You),” the Ramones‘ “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Barry Manilow‘s “Copacabana,” Van Halen‘s “Jump” and Amy Winehouse‘s “Take the Box.”

In related news, HAIM has released a new version of Adam Sandler‘s classic “The Chanukah Song.” The sister trio updated the lyrics with shout-outs to a few more modern celebrities, including Eugene and Dan Levy, Doja Cat and Timothée Chalamet.

The HAIMukkah version also includes references to current events, such as “Don’t get Omicronukkah” and “RIP Stephen Sondheimukkah.”

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