Foo Fighters brought a little taste of Halloween to Studio 8H.
In a brief promo shot leading up to their first Saturday Night Live musical performance on Oct. 28, the Dave Grohl-led rock outfit dressed up as the main characters from the classic 1939 film.
The Foos also shared a brief video of their fantastic Wizard of Oz costumes on the band’s Instagram page, with Grohl as Dorothy Gale, Chris Shiflett as Tin Man, Nate Mendel as the Cowardly Lion, Pat Smear as the Wizard of Oz, Josh Freese as Scarecrow, and Rami Jaffee as Glinda.
“Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” the band captioned the clip on Instagram.
During Nate Bargatze-hosted episode of SNL, the Foo Fighters opened with the hard rocking “Rescued,” followed by the emotional track “The Glass,” with help from H.E.R. on vocals and guitar. Both tracks are from the act’s 11th album, But Here We Are. Unfortunately, the group didn’t rock their Wizard of Oz costumes while on stage.
Grohl did, however, lend his comedy skills to a couple of sketches, appearing as a pretend doctor in a skit about a woman on the verge of giving birth while on a plane, and portraying a corn hole champ in a pre-recorded musical sketch featuring a country trio singing about their favorite “lake beach.”
See Foo Fighters’ Wizard of Oz costumes and watch Grohl’s SNL cameos in the videos below. Check out more celebs’ Halloween costumes from 2023 here.