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Foo Fighters Perform "Rescued" and "The Glass" Joined By H.E.R. on SNL - Watch

The band's ninth time as Saturday Night Live musical guest marked their first SNL appearance without drummer Taylor Hawkins since 1999, performing songs from But Here We Are.

By Samantha Vincenty

Foo Fighters returned to Saturday Night Live for their ninth show as musical guest for the October 28 episode hosted by stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze. The Dave Grohl-fronted band played two songs from their eleventh studio album, 2023's But Here We Are, with singer-songwriter and fellow Grammy-winner H.E.R. joining to perform their second song of the evening, "The Glass."

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It was the band's first return to the show since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed in 2022. Save for their debut as an SNL musical guest in 1995, Hawkins had sat behind the drum kit during every subsequent performance since 1999.

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Despite Hawkins' bittersweet absence, Foo Fighters delivered excellent performances—the first one introduced by Christopher Walken, who recreated his famous "Foo FIGHTERS" pronunciation of the band from Walken and the band's show together in 2003.

The Foo Fighters perform on Saturday Night Live Episode 1847

Watch Foo Fighters perform "Rescued" on SNL 

Foo Fighters: Rescued (Live)

"Rescued" was the first single released in promotion of But Here We Are. 

Watch Foo Fighters play "The Glass" featuring H.E.R.

Foo Fighters: The Glass ft. H.E.R. (Live)

In a zebra-print shirt and her signature sunglasses, H.E.R. joined Grohl and his bandmates on guitar, performing a duet version of album track "The Glass."

Who played drums for Foo Fighters on SNL? 

Vocalist Dave Grohl, who first rose to fame as the drummer for 90s grunge band Nirvana, played drums himself on the June 2023 studio album But Here We Are. But drummer Josh Freese provided percussion during Foo Fighters' October 28 Saturday Night Live appearance.

Freese was introduced as Foo Fighters' new drummer in a May 2023 video for fans. As the New York Times reported, Freese has previously played drums with acts including Sting, Weezer, and Nine Inch Nails.