Watch Foo Fighters’ Christmas Medley on ‘SNL’
The Foo Fighters returned to Saturday Night Live last night (Dec. 16) to take part in the show’s annual Christmas episode. In their first appearance they performed “The Sky is a Neighborhood” from latest album Concrete and Gold – watch it below – but their second set stole the show when Dave Grohl began with a section of “Everlong” before cutting to “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Watch that performance above.
“I wasn't raised in a religious house – there wasn't a whole lot of church going on – but there was a whole lot of whisky and a whole lot of presents,” Grohl said in 2005 when asked by NME about the meaning of Christmas. “There'd always be a huge party – we would never need to send out invitations, just a hundred or so close friends would come over and it’d turn into a raging keg party. Those parties were always pretty epic. Now the house I live in is a little bigger and things are a little more formal. I actually put on a jacket. And sometimes a tie.”
He also recalled his worst-ever holiday season, when a friend gave him a bad of magic mushrooms at the age of 14. “So I took them and went to my parents' party, and just when the party started picking up the mushrooms started really coming on. I just had the night of my life. I was so obviously out of it that a friend of my mother's took me to one side and said, ‘David, have you been doing cocaine?’’
The Foo Fighters play a New Year show at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV on Dec. 31 before continuing their Concrete and Gold tour schedule on Jan. 20.