The Foo Fighters performed a rare special request for David Letterman while at The Late Show Wednesday night as part of their week-long residency.
After the program finished its afternoon taping, Letterman asked fans to stick around to see the group play a special request for him.
“These gentlemen, we’ve known each other for a long long time now,” began Letterman. "They have crossed my paths in ways unexpected and expected. And, as a result, each and every year they grow to mean more to me as human beings and talented musical artists.”
"Years and years and years ago when I became a father,” he continued, “I recognized I was older than most fathers, and so did my son. And so I said I have to find something I can do with my son and we can do it together."
The host explained how, years ago, he took his then 4-year-old son Harry (now almost 11) skiing in Montana and their ski instructor filmed the trip. The footage arrived on DVD a few weeks later and the song that played through the tape was “Miracle” from the Foos 2005 album, “In Your Honor.”
"This is the second song of theirs that will always have great, great meaning for me for the rest of my life," added Letterman before the group performed the song as a web-exclusive.
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