By Shannon Carlin
Foo Fighters continue their “Fooapalooza”—as David Letterman has dubbed it—with their third performance and third special guest.
This time around it was Louisiana’s own Tony Joe White for a performance of his song 1968 song “Polk Salad Annie,” complete with a snakeskin guitar strap. Snake head still attached and all. Clearly this guy’s not messing around.
White took lead in the beginning, while Dave Grohl helped out near the end. Even Late Show bandleader Paul Shaffer and his band helped out.
But it was White that got Letterman’s attention, telling the crowd, “I’ll tell you something, and this is just between us, if I was this guy, you could all kiss my a–.”
On tonight’s (Oct. 16) episode, the Foo Fighters will reportedly be joined by Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick.
Letterman also showed his softer side when he introduced the web exclusive of the band playing “Miracle” from their 2006 album, In Your Honor, telling a story about it being one of his favorite songs from the band because it soundtracked a film of the time he went skiing with his son, Harry.