Rock on! The Foo Fighters, David Letterman’s favorite band, were bestowed the great honor of closing out the iconic late show host’s final ‘Late Show’ on May 20. Click to WATCH!
The Foo Fighters had a special role on David Letterman’s last Late Show. Dave Grohl, 46, and his band were the late night host’s final musical guests after David’s 33-year reign. The band performed an electric rendition of their hit “Everlong” on the May 20 show. During the performance of David’s favorite song, footage and images of the 68-year-old’s most iconic Late Show moments were shown, giving us all one huge dose of nostalgia.
Foo Fighters Performance On David Letterman’s Final ‘Late Show’
The Foo Fighters have always held a special place in David’s heart. So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that the rock band would be the one and only choice to close David’s final Late Show on May 20. The band hit the Late Show stage to perform “Everlong.” As usual, the band didn’t disappoint.
The performance included video and memorable photos from some of David’s best episodes. Oprah, 61, Michael Keaton, 63, Whitney Houston and more celebs were just a few to pop up during the trip down memory lane.
After David underwent quintuple bypass surgery in Feb. 2000, he asked the Foo Fighters to appear on his first show post-surgery and perform “Everlong,” according to Rolling Stone. When David introduced the band for the performance, he called them “my favorite band playing my favorite song.”
The Foo Fighters were frequent guests on the Late Show over the past 15 years. They also established a weeklong residency in Oct. 2014 to promote their new album and HBO documentary Sonic Highways.
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A handful of A-list celebrities made an appearance in honor of David’s final show, including Tina Fey, 45, Bill Murray, 64, and Peyton Manning, 39. These celebs and seven more stars came together for the Top 10 Things I’ve Always Wanted To Say To Dave.
In addition, the show was filled with behind the scenes scoop and unforgettable Late Show memories. It’s hard to see David go, but at least he knows he is beloved by so many! Stephen Colbert, 51, has big shoes to fill!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Foo Fighters’ performance on David’s last Late Show? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson