Band are among Letterman's favourites and performed a week's residencey on show in 2014
Foo Fighters returned to The Late Show as David Letterman presented his final episode before retirement. Watch footage of the moment below.
Letterman’s final episode was a star-studded affair with Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Peyton Manning, and Barbara Walters all making appearances. Foo Fighters dressed up for the occasion, performing ‘Everlong’ while dressed in black tuxedos.
Letterman and Foo Fighters have a shared history together, with the chat show host having described them as his “favourite band” in the past.
In 2000, after Letterman took five weeks off to undergo heart surgery, Foo Fighters were the first band to perform on his show upon his return. Introducing Foo Fighters in February of that year, Letterman said: “My favourite band playing my favourite song.”
Similarly, Foo Fighters held a week-long residency on the Late Show in October 2014 when they released new album ‘Sonic Highways’. Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants helped create the Sonic Highways TV series which accompanied the album and was aired on HBO and BBC4.