Foo Fighters kicked off their week-long live residency on this week’s Late Show With David Letterman by covering Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ last night. Scroll down to watch the performance now.
The band will appear over five nights on the US chat show this week with special guests joining them each night. Last night they were joined by Zac Brown, who appears on the band’s new album ‘Sonic Highways’, for a live cover of Black Sabbath’s 1970 hit.
‘Sonic Highways’ will be released on November 10 and is the band’s eighth studio effort. 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 taking viewers behind the scenes as Foo Fighters record their new album in different studios around America, will air in the UK on BBC Four later this month.
The show will start on BBC Four on 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.
Each episode is set in a different city and studio as the band record a new song for their forthcoming ‘Sonic Highways’ album. Over the course of the series, Foo Fighters visit Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC. Each episode culminates with the band performing the track they created in each of the eight cities.
Speaking about the album, frontman Dave Grohl is quoted as saying: “This album is instantly recognisable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it. I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”
The ‘Sonic Highways’ tracklisting is:
‘Something From Nothing’
‘The Feast And The Famine’
‘What Did I Do?/God As My Witness’
‘In The Clear’
‘I Am A River’