Foo Fighters, MGMT to Cover Pink Floyd on ‘Fallon’
Pearl Jam, the Shins, and Dierks Bentley will also participate in the show's week-long Pink Floyd tribute.
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, MGMT, the Shins, and Dierks Bentley are set to appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next week, as part of the show’s tribute to Pink Floyd.
According to Billboard, the Shins will start the honors Monday with their version of “Breathe” from The Dark Side of the Moon. On Tuesday, Pink Floyd singer-bassist Roger Waters will join Foo Fighters to cover The Wall’s “In the Flesh.” MGMT will follow on Wednesday with “Lucifer Sam,” off The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and country star Dierks Bentley will perform the title track from Wish You Were Here on Thursday, before Pearl Jam finish off the week Friday with The Wall’s “Mother.”
Jimmy Fallon, who will interview Waters and fellow Pink Floyd member Nick Mason early in the week, has hosted tributes to musicians before. Green Day were among artists paying their respects to the Rolling Stones on the show last year. Lauryn Hill, Chris Cornell, and others helped Fallon honor Bob Marley this spring.
On September 26, Pink Floyd will kick off a huge reissues series with a six-disc box set edition of Dark Side of the Moon. Deluxe versions of Wish You Were Here (out November 7) and The Wall (February 27, 2012) will follow, along with a best-of collection titled A Foot in the Door (November 7).
Check out fan-shot footage of Pink Floyd’s London reunion show below.