Foo Fighters 'SNL' Performance Will Become Your New Christmas Anthem

In the lead up to Christmas, everyone is bombarded with tunes that are filled with festive spirit. When thinking about the most popular tracks, some are chilled and sweet, whereas others get people on tables at the pub, screaming out every lyric.

But it's been years, if not decades, since we've had a new banger to fill our homes with that Christmas feeling.

Until now...sort of.

The Foo Fighters were invited to be the musical guests for Saturday Night Live and they belted out their new single 'The Sky Is a Neighbourhood' to much fanfare. But when they came back for their second and final performance, they did a medley of 'Everlong', 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' and 'Linus and Lucy'.

Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett and Taylor Hawkins all donned Christmas jumpers as they brought the house down with their epic mashup. This is one that I reckon many people would want blasting over their speakers on December 25.

They started with 'Everlong', which was haunting in it's stripped back simplicity; as Dave took on the track solo with just his voice and guitar. But sure enough, when the rest of the band kicked in, it was all Christmas bells and resounding backing vocals that gave it that festive kick up the arse.

People on social media seemed to fucking love it.

One person wrote: "The Foo Fighters are on #SNL and Dave Grohl has a reindeer sweater on. I really love life sometimes."

Another said: "Okay the Foo Fighters just gave one of it not the best performances I've ever seen on SNL."

A third user commented: "Wow. The Foo Fighters just killed it on #SNL. Everlong into Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) into the Peanuts theme song. Wow."

The American band is no stranger to Saturday Night Live, performing a whopping eight times. But it was an episode in 2003 that the Foo Fighters remember as particularly funny because they trolled host Christopher Walken.

Credit: Radio X

Unfamiliar with the band, Walken asked Grohl whether the emphasis was on the word 'Foo' or 'Fighter'. Grohl, wanting to hear his band's name in true Walken-style, lied and said 'fighter'.

Walken has one of the most distinctive voices in Hollywood, and everyone can do a bit of an impression, but not as good as this.

Poor Christopher, he was none the wiser and seemed to have actually never even heard of the incredible band before.

Featured Image Credit: SNL

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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