Foo Fighters recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two new Medicine at Midnight cuts, “Waiting on a War” and “No Son of Mine.”
They kicked off the double performance with “No Son of Mine,” which the Foos performed remotely in a dimly lit studio. They later returned with their latest poignant single “Waiting on a War,” a song that was inspired by a conversation Dave Grohl had with his daughter.
“Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future that I had felt 40 years ago,” Grohl wrote in a statement.
He added: “I wrote ‘Waiting on a War’ that day. Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do. This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”
Medicine at Midnight, the band’s tenth studio album, is due out on February 5. It also includes the single “Shame Shame,” which was released last November.
The Kimmel appearance also comes after news that the band will be taking the stage at Celebrating America, a primetime television special to commemorate the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden on January 20. The Foos will also be joined by other artists such as Bruce Springsteen and John Legend.
Watch their Kimmel performance here:
“Waiting on a War”:
“No Son of Mine”: