SNL Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
Members: Dave Grohl
Nate Mendel
Pat Smear
Taylor Hawkins
Chris Shiflett
William Goldsmith (former, 1995-1997)
Franz Stahl (former, 1997-1999)
Time on SNL: As Musical Guest:
December 2, 1995
November 6, 1999
February 22, 2003
November 12, 2005
October 13, 2007
April 9, 2011
December 16, 2017
As Special Guest:
May 19, 2012

Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1994 consisting of former Nirvana drummer and band founder and lead vocalist David "Dave" Grohl (born January 14, 1969), bassist Nathan "Nate" Mendel (born December 2, 1968), guitarist Pat Smear (born August 5, 1959), drummer Oliver Taylor Hawkins (born February 17, 1972) and lead guitarist Christopher "Chris" Shiflett (born May 6, 1971) with former members William Goldsmith (born July 4, 1972) who was a member of the band from 1995 to 1997 and Franz Stahl (born October 30, 1962) who was a member of the band from 1997 to 1999.

They appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest six times on the following dates:

  • December 2, 1995 where they performed "I'll Stick Around" and "For All the Cows."
  • November 6, 1999 where they performed "Learn to Fly" and "Stacked Actors."
  • February 22, 2003 where they performed "All My Life" and "Times Like These."
  • November 12, 2005 where they performed "DOA" and "Best of You."
  • October 13, 2007 where they performed "The Pretender." Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins also appeared in the SNL Digital Short. This is also their fifth appearance making them part of the Five-Timers Club.
  • April 9, 2011 where they performed "Rope" and "Walk." Dave Grohl also appeared in the SNL Digital Short and as Tony in the "Bongo's Clown Room" sketch.
  • December 16, 2017 where they performed a Christmas medley and "The Sky Is a Neighborhood."
They also appeared as a special guest on May 19, 2012 where they performed a medley of "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" with guest host Mick Jagger.
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