Foo Fighters to Play House Band for David Letterman


Just when you think the Foo Fighters have done everything in the world, you know release tons of album, perform as a band named “The Holy Shits,” and play a fan-funded show among other things, comes the news that they have been tapped to become the house band for David Letterman.

It was revealed earlier in the day that the Dave Grohl-led band would be taking up residency on The Late Show with David Letterman for an entire week, beginning next Monday, Oct. 13 through next Friday, Oct. 17. On the first day of their stint, Grohl will be interviewed by Letterman.

The residency will reportedly feature the band playing songs from their upcoming eight-track long new record, Sonic Highways.

The five days of playing house band is in support of the band’s HBO docu-series, Sonic Highways which is set to premiere on Oct. 17.

The eight-part docu-series follows the band as they write and record their new album in eight different cities including: Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Washington D.C., and Seattle. While in those eight cities, they also set out to explore how each of the regions influence the music and musicians that come from that region, some of them contributing to the band’s eight studio album.

During their residency, some of the musicians who helped with the recording process will be joining the Foo fighters on stage.

Sonic Highways the docu-series premieres on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO while Sonic Highways the album will be released on Nov. 10 through Roswell/RCA Records.

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