Bandleaders Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, led an all-star jam for a joyful cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People.” The lineup included Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Beirut, Kyle Resnick, Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Derek Trucks and Colbert himself.
And on the 4th day, God (or David Letterman) gave us a Foo Fighters cover of Cheap Trick’s “Stiff Competition.”
This time, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins swapped places, Dave drumming away on the kit and Taylor doing lead vocals. They were joined on guitar by Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. They delivered an awesome performance of the Cheap Trick classic, “Stiff Competition”.
On the third night of their The Late Show With David Letterman residency, the Foo Fighters joined Tony Joe White for a bluesy version of “Polk Salad Annie.”
Foo’s also performed one of their own songs for a special web exclusive video. Letterman introduced, “These gentlemen, we’ve known each other for a long long time now. They have crossed my path in ways unexpected and expected. And, as a result, each and every year they grow to mean more to me as human beings and talents musical artists… It’s the second song of theirs that will always have great great meaning to me for the rest of my life,” he explained. Following the performance, a teary eyed Letterman proclaimed, “You see what I mean? That’s pretty good!”
The Foo Fighters are on a massive publicity tour for their HBO special and album Sonic Highways. Everynight this week, the Foos will be the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. They kicked off the week with Zac Brown and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” Enjoy!