Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Hit the ‘Copacabana’ for ‘Hanukkah Sessions’
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin covered Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” for Night Three of their “Hanukkah Sessions,” where they release a new cover of a song by a Jewish artist for each night of the 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 and Kurstin captioned the 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!'”
Earlier on Tuesday, Foo Fighters announced their 2022 North American stadium tour . 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.”