Following the recent release of their 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight, Foo Fighters took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where they performed “Waiting On A War” and frontman Dave Grohl took part in an interview.
In the interview, Grohl explained that the album was partially inspired by David Bowie, and reflected on an email conversation where the late musician rejected a Grohl’s request for Bowie to contribute vocals to an instrumental.
Their performance of “Waiting On A War” stayed true to the original tune, as the band played the track on stage beneath purple lights.
Watch Foo Fighters’ performance and Grohl’s interview below.
“As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., I was always afraid of war,” Grohl explained of the track upon release. “I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.”