Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, the Black Keys + More Say Goodbye to David Letterman
David Letterman said his final goodbyes on the Late Show on Wednesday night (May 20), and as many of us tuned in to see him do his final opening monologue and give the last Top Ten list, the music community also shared its thoughts about his final episode.
Considering the late night host's long list of bands and artists who've been on the show, it's not a surprise that so many musicians joined the #ThanksDave conversation on social media. While Ryan Adams and St. Vincent reminisced about the times they performed on the show, TV on the Radio and Albert Hammond Jr. sent Dave off with well wishes for his retirement.
"Seems like a dream that I got to be a part of your show! Enjoy retirement. TV won't be the same without you," Hammond wrote on Instagram:
The National pointed out that Letterman was their first ever TV performance while the Alabama Shakes remembered the first time they performed "Hold On" on the stage in 2012. Eddie Vedder posted behind-the-scenes pictures of his last performance, and the Foo Fighters, who were the actual final musical guests, shared a photo of the band before they got in their tuxes to perform "Everlong" last night.
Check out just a fraction of the music world's gratitude toward David Letterman below: