Foo Fighters to be David Letterman’s final musical guests on ‘The Late Show’

TV host set to retire after 22 years hosting US chat show

Foo Fighters have been added to the bill for David Letterman’s final Late Show, which will air later tonight (May 20).

The band will serve as Letterman’s final musical guests as he bows out after hosting the chat show since 1993.

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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 favorite song.”

Similarly, Foo Fighters held a weeklong 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.

Bob Dylan performed on the show last night (May 19) in what many thought would be the show’s final musical segment. However, Rolling Stone confirms that Foo Fighters will perform tonight.

Dylan performed ‘The Night We Called It A Day’ from his recent Frank Sinatra covers album ‘Shadows In The Night’. Prior to the performance, host David Letterman revealed that he has taught his son that the only two things you need to know in life is to be nice to people and that the greatest songwriter of all-time is Bob Dylan.