Gene Simmons Is Left Speechless By Dave Grohl’s Performance Of ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’
KISS co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons posted a tweet on his official Twitter account saying that he really enjoyed the recent cover of ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ which is a KISS classic.
Last year, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and the musician Greg Kurstin collaborated and launched ‘Hannukah Sessions,’ during which they covered songs from famous bands and artists. The sessions lasted eight nights, and they released a new song every night from Foo Fighters’ official Youtube channel. It mainly aimed to celebrate Hannukah and honor Jewish artists.
The duo covered some famous songs like Bob Dylan’s ‘Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35,’ The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock and Roll’ and Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage.’ As it was in the lockdown period, the ‘Hannukah Sessions’ attracted great attention from the listeners.
After the encouraging feedback, they came back for the second Hannukah Sessions with their cover of Lisa Loeb’s ‘Stay’ on night one. Later on, they also covered Amy Winehouse’s ‘Take The Box,’ Van Halen’s ‘Jump,’ Billy Joel’s ‘Big Shot’ and finally, they concluded this year’s sessions with a cover of a KISS hit ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ which was featured on their 1975 album ‘Dressed to Kill.’
In the music video, Grohl copied Gene Simmons’ ‘Demon’ look while Kurstin adopted Paul Stanley’s ‘Starchild’ persona. First, Stanley reacted to the cover in his Twitter account, saying that he loved it. Then, Simmons said that he also really liked the performance but added that it left him ‘speechless.’
You can find their tweets and the ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’ cover below.
😮😮😮 i’m speechless. Here are DAVE GROHL and GREG KURSTIN celebrating Hanukkah. Hold onto your seats. https://t.co/uoWqZldcid
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) December 6, 2021
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 6, 2021