Foo Fighters surprise us (sort of) with a new single while a football game f**ks up their SNL appearance.

Foo Fighters fans knew something was up because (a) the band jumped through all the pandemic hoops to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night (November 7); (b) these signs and projections started popping up in LA; (c) a quick song clip released to Twitter featured a clip of what sounded like a new song; and (d) that clip could be Shazamed to reveal a song called “Shame Shame” from an album called Medicine at Midnight.

Yep. This appeared online at almost the same moment the Foos started playing on SNL–which would have been about midnight (see what they did there?) if not for the delay. WTF happened that the show didn’t start until AFTER midnight?

I’ll tell you: a college football game went long. Has there ever been another time when SNL was pushed back? Man, that f**ed up my PVR. Did you only get about half the show, too? I’m SO pissed.

This is the artwork for the album that will be out February 5. And you can pre-order any number of versions of the album here.

The album clocks in at a quick 37 minutes. Here’s the tracklisting.

  1. Making a Fire
  2. Shame Shame
  3. Cloudspotter
  4. Waiting on a War
  5. Medicine at Midnight
  6. No Son of Mine
  7. Holding Poison
  8. Chasing Birds
  9. Love Dies Young

Good news, though: YouTube has come to rescue.

They came back for “Times Like These.”

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

BONUS: Here’s Weekend Update.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Foo Fighters surprise us (sort of) with a new single while a football game f**ks up their SNL appearance.

  • November 8, 2020 at 8:47 am
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    Great song!!!! Yeah when the announcer said SNL would be on 1/2 hour after the game was over, and it was in its 2nd OT, I turned the TV off….can’t even PVR that when it’s not on the schedule…was not happy.

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  • November 8, 2020 at 10:30 am
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    I like it. Luckily, here in Calgary, it airs twice, once at 9:30 and again at 12:30. I usually PVR the earlier airing just in case I zonk out, but when I turned to Global to see Chapelle’s monologue, they had a scrolling ticker going across the bottom of the screen saying it was delayed (they aired episodes of Border Security to fill the time). I switched to NBC, saw the game running long, and cancelled the earlier recording, setting the PVR for the later airing. I did end up watching the entire show anyway.

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