Foo Fighters Live

Ed Sullivan Theater (Late Show with David Letterman)

16th October 2014 • New York, NY, United States


  1. Stiff Competition
  2. Something From Nothing

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Band Members

  1. Dave Grohl
    Dave Grohl

    Guitar, Vocals

  2. Nate Mendel
    Nate Mendel

    Bass Guitar

  3. Taylor Hawkins
    Taylor Hawkins


  4. Chris Shiflett
    Chris Shiflett


  5. Pat Smear
    Pat Smear


Additional Musicians

  1. Rick Nielsen
    Rick Nielsen

    Guitar on 'Stiff Competition' and 'Something From Nothing'

Show Notes

The band were at the Ed Sullivan Theater for four consecutive days as the musical performers on The Late Show, performing covers of songs that influenced them in recording 'Sonic Highways'. This was the fourth day and the band were joined by Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick for a cover of the their song 'Stiff Competiton', featuring Taylor on lead vocals and Dave on drums. This was followed by a performance of 'Something From Nothing', again featuring Neilsen. 'Stiff Competition' was first broadcast on Thursday, October 16th and 'Something From Nothing' was first broadcast on Friday, October 17th.

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Known Recordings

Recordings known to exist for this performance. Listed for reference only, no recordings are currently available on this website.

Professional Video #1a

HDTV [1080i MPEG-2 / 5.1 AC-3]

Includes only 'Stiff Competition'.

Professional Video #1b

HDTV [1080i MPEG-2 / 5.1 AC-3]

Includes only 'Something From Nothing'.