Foo Fighters Perform & Dave Grohl Sits For Interview On ‘Fallon’
Monday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon featured an interview with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Dave spoke with Jimmy about a variety of topics before Foo Fighters performed “Waiting On A War” at the end of the episode.
Grohl and the band appeared remotely on the NBC late night talk show in support of Medicine At Midnight, an album Foo Fighters put out this past Friday. Dave explained the genesis of the LP and why its release was delayed by the pandemic. Fallon noted Medicine At Midnight was partially inspired by David Bowie. Dave recalled an email conversation with David Bowie in which the late musician rejected a request to contribute vocals to an instrumental Grohl wrote.
The second half of Dave’s interview on Fallon focused on Foo Fighters celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2020. Grohl described how the project came together following Kurt Cobain’s death. “We didn’t have a plan, it wasn’t like we started with a demo tape and it was a world domination scheme to someday circle the planet playing stadiums,” Grohl told Jimmy. Fallon asked why Dave didn’t play drums with Foo Fighters and Grohl explained there’s only a few drummers who can pull off lead singing as well and he’s not one of them.
Foo Fighters treated Jimmy and the television audience to a remote take on Medicine At Midnight single “Waiting On A War.” Dave Grohl previously noted the song was inspired by a conversation with his daughter, Harper.
Watch Foo Fighters’ performance and Dave’s chat with Jimmy from last night’s Fallon: