The pair’s heavy rendition of the 1979 track – which originally appeared on Joel’s sixth studio album ’52nd Street’ – sees Kurstin back on the piano, while Grohl once again tackles the drums; the two musicians come together midway through to perform a pair of kazoo interludes.
The video’s description reads: “While he claims a secular Long Island upbringing (and has songs full of Catholic and Italian imagery), Billy Joel remains one of the great Jews of musical scripture—here’s his ultimate ode to a true Macher: “Big Shot!”
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Violet’s vocals remarkably resemble that of Winehouse’s, with two backup vocalists also participating in the performance. The performance marked the first time Dave hasn’t provided vocals for this year’s Hanukkah Sessions.
‘Take My Box’ followed four other covers Grohl and Kurstin have performed this year so far as part of Hanukkah Sessions: Van Halen‘s ‘Jump’, Barry Manilow‘s ‘Copacabana’, the Ramones‘ ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ and Lisa Loeb’s ‘Stay (I Missed You)’.
Studio 666 will be directed by BJ McDonnell, who described the film as “a perfect combination of all things I love – rock, horror and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture.”
You can see a sneak peek of the film here.