Dave Grohl drums as Foo Fighters cover Cheap Trick with Rick Neilsen – watch

Band's fourth appearance on 'The Late Show' sees the perform 'Stiff Competition'

Foo Fighters continued their week-long residency on David Letterman’s The Late Show with special guest Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick for a cover of ‘Stiff Competition’.

On the same day they revealed new single ‘Something From Nothing’, Foo Fighters teamed up with Neilsen to perform the cover of a song taken from Cheap Trick’s 1978 album ‘Heaven Tonight’. Frontman Dave Grohl was on drums for the performance with regular drummer Taylor Hawkins acting as frontman in a crisp white suit.


Earlier this week Foo Fighters’ first performance saw them cover ‘War Pigs’ by Black Sabbath while on Tuesday night (October 14) they were joined by Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson to play ‘Kick It Out’. A third appearance on Wednesday saw Tony Joe White joining the band for a cover of his song ‘Polk Salad Annie’

Foo Fighters’ eighth album, ‘Sonic Highways’, will be released on November 10. As previously revealed to NME, Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen are among the guests who feature on the record.

Sonic Highways, the documentary which takes viewers behind the scenes as Foo Fighters record their new album in different studios around America, will air in the UK on BBC Four beginning Sunday, October 26. The eight-episode series will then be split between BBC Four and BBC iPlayer, with episodes three to six available exclusively online. The final two episodes will then be shown on BBC Four.