Foo Fighters Are the Final Music Guest on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' Tonight
Few details about David Letterman's final episode on The Late Show have been revealed, but it seems like there is one thing fans of the long running talk show can count on tonight: Foo Fighters are set to act as the final musical guest.
Rolling Stone reports that Foo Fighters will bid farewell to Letterman tonight (May 20), likely with a performance of "Everlong," which the comedian has often cited as his favorite song by his favorite band.
Though word of Foo Fighters' on The Late Show with David Letterman has yet to be officially confirmed (and likely won't be until the final show airs on CBS), the band has a long history with Letterman.
As Consequence of Sound notes, Foo Fighters made its first televised appearance on The Late Show in 1995, performing "This Is A Call."
The band has made countless performances and appearances on Letterman's program over the years. Most notably, Foo Fighters appeared at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in 2000 to perform "Everlong" on the first show after Letterman had an emergency quintuple bypass surgery. That performance is still heralded as one of Foo Fighters' best ever.
Foo Fighters are set to take the stage tonight alongside a few unnamed guests as Letterman closes out his time on The Late Show. In the packed final weeks of the show, Letterman has also welcomed Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan, First Aid Kit, Hootie and the Blowfish, Future Islands and more favorites from his 22 years on air. Stephen Colbert will take over as the host of The Late Show in September.