Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin prepped a cover of the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” for the second installment of this year’s The Hanukkah Sessions series. Grohl and Kurstin launched their tribute to Jewish artists, which coincides with the eight nights of Hanukkah, last year and are back at it in 2021.
Ramones originally released “Blitzkrieg Bop” as their debut single in 1976. The song also is the opening track on their self-titled debut album that came out the same year.
Dave Grohl plays drums and sings on the Ramones cover while Greg Kurstin adds guitar and keyboards. “Once upon a time, two nice Jewish boys from Queens named Jeffery Hyman and Thomas Erdelyi changed the world forever with their music….. as Joey and Tommy Ramone!,” reads a note accompanying the video. “GABBAI GABBAI HEY! Ladies and gentlemen….It’s the Ramones!”
Watch Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin’s “Blitzkrieg Bop” video below: