Watch Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin take on “Rock and Roll All Nite”
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin cover KISS’s “Rock and Roll All Nite” on the final night of the Hanukkah Sessions.
With Grohl wearing Gene Simmons’ The Demon makeup and singing his lead voice, and Kurstin taking on Paul Stanley’s Starchild character, the video was shared by Foo Fighters last night (December 5).
Along with footage of Grohl and Kurstin singing the 1975 KISS anthem, the video also features the duo doing everyday things like vacuuming, reading a book, doing yoga and driving to the local garage. for a slushie.
“Ladies and gentlemen… we got there,” wrote Dave Grohl. “Night 8! And what better way to celebrate another year of Hanukkah sessions than Chaim Witz and Stanley Eisen…. two young guys from Queens who set the world (and thousands of scenes) on fire as KISS’s Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley !!!
“Greg and I would like to thank everyone who helped intensify the Chanukah sessions this year. It’s going to be hard to beat! (But we will. Oh, we will… ..)
“We hope that this year’s bundle of success has brought you some joy, as it surely has for us!
“Now let’s rock and roll the night away and party every day until the next Hanukkah!” ”
Watch Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s cover of KISS’s “Rock and Roll All Nite”:
Grohl and Kurstin kicked off the second Hanukkah Sessions series on Sunday, November 28 with a mind-boggling death metal cover of Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You)”.
They have since covered “Jump” by Van Halen, “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow, “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones, “Train in Vain” by the Clash, “Big Shot” by Billy Joel and “Take The Box” by Amy. Winehouse.
In other Foo Fighters news, the group shared the first look at their horror film STUDIO 666.
Scheduled to hit theaters in February 2022, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee embody themselves in STUDIO 666, billed as the meeting between The Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night and The Living Dead.
Unmasked rock stars including Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:
Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Unmasked
Slipknot # 6 percussionist Shawn Crahan unveiled his new silver clown mask to the world when Iowan’s Masked Steelworkers premiered the dreaded single “Unsainted” in May 2019. Outside of daytime work with Slipknot, Shawn Crahan Unmasked is an acclaimed director and photographer.
Mick Thomson from Slipknot unmasked
Slipknot # 7 guitarist Mick Thomson’s metallic hockey mask is so perfectly formidable that it has remained relatively unchanged for years. Right, a maskless Mick Thomson crossing the streets of New York in 2019 before Slipknot’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The very enigmatic guitarist, who wears a KFC bucket on his head, revealed his true identity on the self-released 2013 album ‘Pike 13’. It poignantly portrays a young Buckethead – real name Brian Carroll – without his mask and hugging his late father.
Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg Unmasked
Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg in his horror burlap mask. On the right, the devilishly handsome Jay Weinberg without his mask. Weinberg joined Slipknot in 2014 replacing Joey Jordison, who sadly passed away in 2021.
Slipknot’s Sid Wilson Unmasked
Sid Wilson’s # 0 turntablist Slipknot mask changed drastically in 2019 from his more traditional skull and gas masks to a distorted, almost Palpatine human mask with black robes. Right, Sid Wilson without his mask at the Slipknot: Day Of The Gusano premiere in Beverly Hills.
Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Unmasked And Without Makeup
Chameleon-like Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is constantly coming up with shiny new looks for the band’s concerts. Merging a mask with crudely painted makeup, this brilliantly disturbing appearance is like a cross between Salvador Dali, the Joker, and a demented aristocrat. Here is Wes Borland without his mask and makeup during a photoshoot in 2017.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Unmasked
The appearance of Slipknot’s # 8 singer Corey Taylor became a sinister translucent mask in 2019. As the frontman of Stone Sour – and arguably the most famous member of Slipknot – unless you’ve been living under a rock for two decades, you will know what Corey Taylor looks like without his mask.
Ghost’s Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emeritus) unmasked
Flanked by his band of nameless ghouls, Tobias Forge has adopted a number of papal appearances over the years; from the various incarnations of Papa Emeritus up to Cardinal Copia and Papa Emeritus IV. Right, Tobias Forge without his mask at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
GWAR Blothar Unmasked
Following the untimely death of singer Oderus Urungus (aka Dave Brockie) in 2014, GWAR recruited Blothar – aka Michael Bishop – as their new frontman with a pig-headed goblin appearance. Right, Blothar without his mask and extravagant costume speaking at a TED talk in 2015.
Slipknot’s Alessandro Venturella unmasked
Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Alex” Venturella’s mask changed from a burlap mask to a patterned copper mask in 2019. The awesome guy on the right is Alessandro Venturella without his mask.
Paul Stanley of KISS unmasked and without makeup
Alongside Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley has been a member of KISS since their inception in 1973 and his alter ego The Starchild has remained a constant throughout.
Slipknot’s Jim Root Unmasked
Slipknot # 4 guitarist Jim Root has worn a jester mask his entire career with only minor changes in his design. Why change from perfection ?! Jim Root is immediately identifiable even without his mask thanks to his luscious and voluminous beard.
Behemoth’s Nergal unmasked and without makeup
One of the most notable mainstage performers at Download Festival 2019, Polish blackened death metalheads Behemoth – led by the fearsome lead singer Nergal – have always graced striking makeup on stage, creating an enigmatic aura. Right, Adam Nergal Darski without makeup at an album signing session.
Former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn exposed
Before leaving Slipknot under somewhat acrimonious circumstances in April 2019, # 3 Chris Fehn wore a distinctive Liar Mask – aka the Pinocchio Mask. On the right, Chris Fehn without his mask at the premiere of Shawn Clown Crahan’s “Officer Downe” in 2016.
KISS’s Gene Simmons Unmasked And Without Makeup
On stage and wearing his signature makeup, Gene Simmons adopts the character of The Demon.
Eric Singer of KISS unmasked and without makeup
After the death of the late Eric Carr in 1991, new drummer Eric Singer did not adopt his character from The Fox; instead, he resurrected the appearance of The Catman from original drummer Peter Criss.
KISS’s Tommy Thayer Unmasked and No Makeup
Joining KISS permanently in 2002, Tommy Thayer jumped straight into Ace Frehley’s platform heels and resumed his make-up The Spaceman.
Ghost Nameless Ghoul Unmasked
In March 2017, a Swedish musician called Martin Persner shared a video claiming that he was once an unnamed ghoul in Ghost called Omega. He left the group in July 2016 after a seven-year stint.