Foo Fighters delivered a medley of hits in the course of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle on Sunday. The band turned the first-ever recipient of the VMAs Global Icon Award, an honor that originated from MTV’s Europe Music Awards.
Throughout their set, the Foo Fighters paid tribute to the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts with a drum inscribed with “Charlie R.I.P.” After opening with a spirited model of the band’s 1999 hit “Be taught to Fly,” the group transitioned into the sobering single “Shame Shame” from their 2021 album Medicine at Midnight. The band adopted that monitor with a blistering rendition of their 1997 single “Everlong.”
Along with receiving the International Icon Award, which honors a band/artist “who has left an indelible mark on the musical panorama and continues to affect, encourage and evolve” per a press release, the band is nominated in three classes. They’re up for Finest Rock, Finest Cinematography, and Finest Choreography — all for his or her “Disgrace Disgrace” video.
Final week, the band introduced and carried out a surprise intimate show to open Washington, D.C., venue the 9:30 Membership, which had been shuttered for 18 months because of the pandemic.
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