Dave Grohl Covers Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ And Calls David Lee Roth The ‘Loudest Of Hard Rockin Jews’
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently covered Van Halen’s ‘Jump,’ and Foo Fighters posted it on their Twitter account calling David Lee Roth the loudest of hard-rocking Jews.
Following Motörhead and The Who, Foo Fighters is considered the loudest rock and roll band of all time. However, in Dave Grohl’s opinion, former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth is the loudest rocker ever. DLR has always been a unique personality in the rock and roll scene, and even his entrance to the music world is different from other rockers.
DLR grew up with Jewish parents, and his Jewish identity inspired him in his future musical works as he was influenced by his anger towards anti-Semitism and Jewish cliches. The iconic vocalist also stepped into singing while preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. He learned how to sing while practicing for his Bar Mitzvah, and thanks to that, the world was introduced to such an icon.
DLR’s way of becoming a rocker was appreciated in a recent tweet by Foo Fighters. In the tweet, they stated that Roth became a rocker the day he became a ‘man’ referring to his earliest performance as a singer. It was followed by a video of Grohl on drums and vocals and Greg Kurstin on the keyboard performing Van Halen’s ‘Jump.’
Here is the tweet:
“Quite possibly the loudest and proudest of hard-rocking Jews, David Lee Roth has gone on record crediting his Bar Mitzvah preparation as his earliest vocal training. He became a rockstar the day he became a man: Diamond Dreidel DLR and Van Halen with ‘Jump.'”
Van Halen released ‘Jump’ in December 1983 with their album ‘1984,’ and it quickly became one of their hit songs. It was the only Van Halen song that hit No. 1 in the US with DLR on lead vocals. In 2021 it ranked No. 177 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song was unique because Eddie had written the keyboard sound two years before the song’s release, but DLR didn’t like the idea of Eddie playing the keyboard. Therefore, the matter was not settled until 1983, when they decided to add it to the album.
You can see Foo Fighters’ tweet and the cover of ‘Jump’ below.
Quite possibly the loudest and proudest of hard rocking Jews, @DavidLeeRoth has gone on record crediting his Bar Mitzvah preparation as his earliest vocal training. He became a rockstar the day he became a man: Diamond Dreidel DLR and @VanHalen…with "Jump."#happyhanukkah pic.twitter.com/9w73lP0Wco
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 1, 2021