Rock Report 12-01-21

Foo Fighters legend Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin are back with the ‘Hanukkah Sessions’ and, to kick off the 2021 installment, the two have unleashed a cover of singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb’s enduring hit, “Stay (I Missed You),” which violently seesaws between twinkling moments close to the original and outbursts of black and death metal.

In celebration of the Hanukkah holiday, Grohl and Kurstin partnered up last year for what now appears to have been the first in an annual song series in which they cover songs made famous by artists of the Jewish faith.

Unbeknownst to Mark Sandwell, a vinyl-hunting trip on his lunch break would bring the devote metal, punk and hardcore fan a piece of heavy metal history.

The year is 2010. Sandwell was making his rounds at record stores and market stalls when he discovered a hidden gem: an original, framed gold disc of Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 classic Blizzard Of Ozz that was stolen from Osbourne years before.

Osbourne’s team got in touch with Sandwell to get the gold disk back. They offered “something cool” in exchange.

Investigators working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have reportedly raided the home of embattled shock rocker Marilyn Manson, who has been accused by several women of sexual assault and other forms of physical and psychological abuse. He is currently facing multiple lawsuits stemming from these allegations and his lawyer stated recently that the pursuit of “global” settlement talks was a possibility.