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Foo Fighters Cover Pink Floyd With Roger Waters


Pink Floyd week continued Tuesday night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as Foo Fighters performed with the U.K. rock icons’ own Roger Waters. Watch the video below (via The Audio Perv).

Dave Grohl and Co. faithfully covered “In the Flesh?,” the opening track from 1979 rock opera The Wall, with Waters singing lead and playing bass. Foo Fighters and Waters — or “Roger and the Foos,” as host Jimmy Fallon called them — alternated with brawny, accomplished ease between the song’s trudging acid-rock riffs and its airy, soul-tinged verse.

Fallon also sat down with Waters for an interview. When not showing off his impression of staunchly traditionalist 1950s pop singer Pat Boone, the Pink Floyd founding member had some very complimentary words for the Shins, who covered The Dark Side of the Moon‘s “Breathe” Monday night. “What a great singer that kid is,” Waters said of frontman James Mercer.

Fallon‘s week-long tribute to Floyd continues Wednesday, when MGMT will cover “Lucifer Sam,” off The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Country star Dierks Bentley will perform the title track from Wish You Were Here on Thursday, and Pearl Jam will close out the week Friday with The Wall‘s “Mother.” Pink Floyd kicked off a massive reissues series this week with a six-disc box set edition of The Dark Side of the Moon.

Foo Fighters are currently touring North America in support of latest studio album Wasting Light. Check out our review of their tour kickoff here, or watch them counter-protest anti-gay picketers before their Kansas City set here.

As for Foo frontman Grohl, the former Nirvana drummer has also been helping to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nevermind. On Saturday night, The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart interviewed Grohl, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and Nevermind producer Butch Vig on SiriusXM; watch it here. Check out SPIN’s complete Nevermind anniversary coverage here.

Watch: Foo Fighters (feat. Roger Waters), “In the Flesh”

Watch: Roger Waters interview on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon