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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters just posted a cover of the Drake classic, “Hotline Bling.” It’s part of a series of covers of songs by Jewish artists that Grohl started earlier this week: he’s doing one cover for each night of Hanukkah. On the first night, he covered the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.”

The performance featured Grohl on the drums and singing, accompanied by producer Greg Kurstin playing keyboards (Kurstin is Jewish, Grohl is not). The pair noted in a statement, “You might be surprised to learn that [Drake] is… Canadian. He’s never hidden the fact that he was M.O.T. … so a generation of Jewish parents could tell their kids ‘if Drake took the time to study for HIS Bar Mitzvah, you can too.’ Ladies and gentlemen…challah at your boy….DRAKE!” In the video, Grohl seems to attempt to mimic Drake’s dancing in the original video, and it turns out that he’s just as bad of a dancer.

Yes, Drake was Bar Mitzvahed and he celebrated the anniversary of that event a few years ago at his 31st birthday party. It was also the subject of his Saturday Night Monologue in 2014.

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