Last night The Foo Fighters and Rick Nielsen performed Cheap Trick's "Stiff Competition" on The Late Show. Check out their performance and comedy skit with Joe Grossman below.
FOO FIGHTERS FT RICK NIELSON "STIFF COMPETITION" (CHEAP TRICK COVER) ON LETTERMAN:
FOO FIGHTERS & JOE GROSSMAN COMEDY SKIT ON LETTERMAN:
There is no better way The Foo Fighters could have paid tribute to Cheap Trick than with their performance last night. The cover of "Stiff Competition" stuck close to the original with a little bit of The Foo's hard rock adrenaline added. Dave Grohl took up the drums which calls to mind his days in Nirvana, as drummer Taylor Hawkins took up lead vocals. Hawkins, with his long blonde hair and white suit, resembled a young Robin Zander. To the right of him was none other than Rick Nielsen wearing his iconic baseball cap and strumming away on his signature Hamer Checkerboard Standard guitar.
With The Foo Fighter's residency on The Late Show, Letterman asked writer Joe Grossman to pitch ideas for a comedy skit to the band. The only thing that Grossman had to show was footage of him in full dead-pan pitching ideas. In the clip, Grossman pitches skits such as a cooking segment for the "Foo Network," a commercial for an adhesive "Elmer's Foo," and other lame puns. Throughout the piece, the band looked anything but enthused about his ideas and eventually left him. Only guitarist Pat Smear remained with a grin on his face.
The Foo Fighter's series, Sonic Highways premieres tonight on HBO at 11:00 PM ET. To pre-order the series' soundtrack check out Amazon. For more music, videos, news, and tour dates, check out the Foo Fighters’ Zumic artist page.
Source: Late Show with David Letterman