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Last year, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and eight-time Grammy winning producer Greg Kurstin celebrated the Jewish Festival of Lights with a series they dubbed Hanukah Sessions, in which they covered eight songs by prominent Jewish artists — from Bob Dylan to the Beastie Boys. This year, they're doing it again, and to kick off the first night of Hanukah on November 28th, the pair shared a metal-as-fuck cover of Lisa Loeb's gold-certified folk-pop hit, "Stay."
Loeb's version of the 1994 song that's famous for soundtracking the film Reality Bites is a soft and supple tune, and Grohl and Kurstin's rendition starts out that way before it suddenly explodes into death-metal madness during the hook — blood-curdling screams, iron-clad chugs, blast beats and all. From there, Grohl's singing shifts between piercing shrieks and falsetto croons while the instrumentation swirls into a violent storm of subtly catchy black-metal fury.
It's a total riot, and it comes paired with a parody of Loeb's original video that sees Grohl wandering around a building in a Betsey Johnson dress. Watch the equally hilarious and heavy production above via YouTube.
Welcome back to the menorah, y’all. Let’s kick it this year’s Hanukkah sessions with one of Dallas, Texas’s favorite Jewish daughters. So put on your coffee shop spectacles and your Betsey Johnson dress and HAVA listen to this…"Stay” by @lisaloeb.#HanukkahSessions #Hanukkah pic.twitter.com/UXOKPtOjjd— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 28, 2021