David Letterman signed off the air Wednesday night, but not before one final performance from his all-time favorite band, Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Nate Mendel brought an end to Letterman’s reign as host of the Late Show with a rousing rendition of “Everlong”, a song which Letterman previously declared his favorite one by the band. The performance was juxtaposed with a montage of scenes from throughout Letterman’s 33-year career. Watch the replay below.
As Late Show history buffs no doubt remember, Foo Fighters also performed “Everlong” during the first episode of Letterman’s return after undergoing an emergency quintuple bypass surgery (which he relayed while introducing the band). Other notable appearances involving the band included their network TV debut in 1995, as well as a week-long residency in 2014.
Tonight’s finale marked the culmination of massive farewell send-off for Letterman, which saw a number of music’s biggest names return to the show for one final performance. Among them, Elvis Costello, Future Islands, Hootie and the Blowfish, First Aid Kit, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, and Bob Dylan.