Playing off of one of the Foo Fighters’ most beloved hit songs, the band members came together to reflect on their 25-year music journey in “Times Like Those,” a new video uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel.
Beginning with a “Star Wars”-inspired title screen, the video explains its premise from the jump: a look back on “bad fashion decisions, questionable facial hair, and, to be fair, a pretty respectable collection of guitars.” Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffe are featured in the 26-minute video, embarking on a visual journey and reminiscing via projected images and videos from their past. The commentary is worth a watch for both Stans and casual fans. Filmed during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the members also provide context to album covers, tours and integral band moments — all between handfuls of popcorn. The guys’ stories cover everything from the 1995 creation of the band to now, with globe-traveling experiences to share with fans.
The anniversary video, which premiered Monday, follows on the heels of a Nov. 19 virtual performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The band played “Shame Shame,” a single set to be featured on the Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album, “Medicine at Midnight,” which will release on Feb. 5 of next year. The song’s premiere came on Nov. 7, the same day the band performed it on “Saturday Night Live.”