Foo Fighters debut new single Shame Shame with Saturday Night Live performance

Foo Fighters
(Image credit: Saturday Night Live)

Foo Fighters debuted their new single Shame Shame during a blistering performance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. 

The performance was aired at the same time as the single's launch, and also included a semi-mellow version of Times Like These.

It precedes the announcement of the group's tenth studio record, Medicine at Midnight, which is due out February 5 2021 through Roswell Records/RCA.

Speaking to NME, frontman Dave Grohl described it as “our Saturday night party album,” adding that the new music draws from the “big grooves and riffs” of some of their favorite records.

The track's verses feature super-tight drum work and palm-muted clean guitar lines, while its wide-open chorus features a beautifully layered acoustic and electric guitar section and gorgeous vocal harmonies.

Grohl and co's appearance follows a recent string of guitar-heavy SNL performances, including Jack White's tap-heavy tribute to Eddie Van Halen, and H.E.R.'s Hold On, in which she showcased her brand-new signature Fender Stratocaster.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.