Foo Fighters leave David Letterman in tears with emotional performance of “Miracle” — watch

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Wednesday night’s episode of the Late Show with David Letterman featured a full gamut of emotions, from funny to exciting to bittersweet.

Marking the third night of Foo Fighters’ week-long residency on the late-night show, Letterman first employed his musical guests for a quirky faux commercial for the law firm of Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Shiflett, Smear, & Associates.

Later, the band hit the stage for their latest all-star performance. This time, they were joined by swamp rock legend Tony Joe White for a stomping rendition of “Polk Salad Annie”. Letterman seemed especially tickled by the performance, remarking of White, “If I were this guy, you could kiss my ass.”

At the request of Letterman, Foo’s also performed one of their own songs for a special web exclusive video. Letterman introduced the band by discussing their relationship, “These gentlemen, we’ve known each other for a long long time now. They have crossed my path in ways unexpected and expected. And, as a result, each and every year they grow to mean more to me as human beings and talents musical artists.” He then relayed a story about taking his four-year-old son skiing, which the ski instructor caught on video and soundtracked with Foo Fighters’ song “Miracle”. “It’s the second song of theirs that will always have great great meaning to me for the rest of my life,” he explained. Following the performance, a teary eyed Letterman proclaimed, “You see what I mean? That’s pretty good!”

Earlier in the week, Foo Fighters teamed with Heart for a performance of “Kick It Out” and Zac Brown to cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”. It all comes in support of the band’s new album, Sonic Highways, due November 10th via Roswell Records.

Morrissey [The Smiths] – Action Is My Middle Name – David Letterman Jan 8, 2013

Morrissey visited the Late Show With David Letterman last night to set the record straight, performing “Action Is My Middle Name” with characteristic theatricality. It was a prelude of sorts to the dapper singer resuming a U.S. tour that he cut short last fall, though one song wasn’t quite enough time for Morrissey to unbutton his jacket, never mind rip open his shirt or crack wise to the audience. Come to think of it, “Action” is a fitting middle name for Steven Patrick Morrissey.

Morrissey will be performing at the Gilman Opera House of the Brooklyn Academic of Music (BAM) on January 11. Check our upcoming concerts 2013=NYC post for tickets availability. This guy is a great singer/songwriter and performer. Welcome back to NYC, Morrissey!