Foo Fighters performed their song “Times Like These” during a primetime “Celebrating America” special in honor of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Prior to the performance, Grohl gave a quick speech about teachers including Dr. Jill Biden and his mother Virginia Grohl. It’s a performance that starts quietly, but picks up. Watch it happen below.
“This year our teachers were faced with unprecedented challenges, but through dedication and creativity, they faced those challenges head on,” Grohl said. “So this next song is for Mackenzie [Adams] and all of our unshakable teachers that enlighten our nation’s kids every day.”
Foo Fighters have released three songs since announcing their forthcoming LP Medicine at Midnight. They released “No Son of Mine” and “Waiting on a War” earlier this month, and “Shame Shame” debuted on SNL in November. The album is due out February 5.
Tonight’s Celebrating America inauguration event also featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons, John Legend, and more. Katy Perry closed out the evening with her hit “Firework.”
Read about Medicine at Midnight in Pitchfork’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2021” feature.