Dave Grohl's Shoe Removal During Foo Fighters' Ed Sullivan Theater Performance Is A Nod To The Beatles

Foo Fighters performing Live on Letterman

Foo Fighters performing Live on Letterman

From the stage setting to the black suits and thin ties; the way the band’s logo was printed on Taylor Hawkins’s bass drum; and on down to the music that played before they took the stage, the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm]’  Live On Letterman performance at the Ed Sullivan Theater last week was all about paying tribute to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Beatles[/lastfm], the band who broke big on that same stage in 1964.

However, it wasn’t until much later in the show that I picked up on another subtle nod to the Beatles. As the Foo Fighters were performing their song “Stacked Actors,” [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Grohl [/lastfm]took off his shoes and strategically placed them on the riser near Taylor’s bass drum.

The moment reminded me immediately of an image inside [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm], Magical Mystery Tour album. Paul is in black socks, his black shoes placed next to Ringo’s bass drum.

Paul's shoes in a Magical Mystery Tour album image

Magical Mystery Tour album image

PAGE 2 I ask their management about it and get a response.


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