Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon and Future Islands pay tribute as David Letterman retires

Retiring US TV host also honoured by Courtney Love, St Vincent and Bastille

A host of music stars have paid tribute to Late Show host David Letterman, who retired last night.

Having announced in April 2014 that he would be retiring after 33 years, Letterman’s final episode last night (May 20) 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.

READ: Top Ten Music Performances on Letterman Over The Years

Foo Fighters, who performed ‘Everlong’ on Wednesday’s show, posted a photo to Twitter to mark the occasion, while Kings Of Leon said that they were “remembering the good times with Dave”.

Courtney Love stated that Letterman has “always been my favourite flirt”, with Future Islands thanking the US TV host for “making us feel like part of the family”.

At The Drive-In’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala, however, took to Twitter to reveal that he felt slighted by Letterman during his band’s performance, with Letterman jokingly saying at the time, “I hope they didn’t neglect their studies”.

See a collection of tributes from famous musicians below. Earlier this week, Bob Dylan appeared on Letterman, performing ‘The Night We Called It A Day’ from his recent Frank Sinatra covers album ‘Shadows In The Night’.

Meanwhile, Future Islands will be playing in Europe this summer, including at INMusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia in June. See ticket details.

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