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Foo Fighters Make Their Ninth Appearance on “SNL”

This past Saturday, October 28, was Foo Fighters’ first time on 'SNL' without their longtime, late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

Foo Fighters and SNL

Foo Fighters and Saturday Night Live have had a years-long history together. The band first performed on the show in 1995. This was back when William Goldsmith was their drummer. However, in 1999, when the alt-rock band came back to SNL to perform, Taylor Hawkins had officially joined them as drummer. Foo Fighters then performed on the late-night comedy sketch show for the following decades.

Their most recent performance was in 2020. That was also the last time the band played with Hawkins as their drummer. Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform in May, but the episode was canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike. This past Saturday, October 28, was Foo Fighters’ first time on SNL without Hawkins.

With this in mind, they did the late drummer justice. The band performed “Rescued,” from their latest album, But Here We Are. They also had Christopher Walken introduce the band, rectifying his mispronunciation from years before.

They then performed “The Glass,” also off of But Here We Are, featuring H.E.R. for a special performance.

The band recently announced the U.S. dates for their 2024 Everything Or Nothing At All Tour.

Dave Grohl Features in Two Sketches

To both no one’s surprise and everyone’s enjoyment, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman, made guest appearances in two of the SNL sketches. Both skits showed off Grohl’s humorous acting skills. Fans know from both some music videos and the band’s horror comedy film, Studio 666, Grohl enjoys joking around. These SNL sketches gave him the perfect opportunity to do just that.

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