The Foo Fighters will perform on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live on November 7th alongside host Dave Chapelle.
This marks the Foo Fighters’ ninth appearance on the show. They last appeared as the musical guest for the show’s 2017 Christmas special.
In addition to the performance, the band appears to be teasing new music. Over the past few days, fans have seen the band’s logo along with the letter “X,” the Roman numeral for 10, at various locations in Los Angeles. Considering the band’s next album would be their tenth one, it seems they’re getting ready to announce their next record.
Adding fuel to the fire, the band posted a cryptic teaser on social media show an extreme closeup of an eye with a snippet of new music in the background. The caption reads #LPX. Check it out below.
Earlier this year, frontman Dave Grohl spoke to Kerrang about the new record saying it’s “unlike anything we’ve ever done.”
“I’m fucking excited for people to hear it and I can’t wait to jump on that fucking stage to play it. There are choruses on this record that 50-fucking-thousand people are gonna sing, and it’s gonna bring everyone’s fucking hearts together in that moment. And that’s what it’s all about.”
During an interview with ALT 98.7 FM, Grohl compared the record to David Bowie’s 1983 album, Let’s Dance.
“It’s filled with these anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s almost like a dance record in a weird way. Not an EDM, disco, modern dance record – it’s got groove. To me, it’s like our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, because we were, like, ‘Let’s make this really up, fun record. It’s got its dark corners, but we were so excited to go out an play and then we just hit pause on everything.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 4, 2020