The band, known for passionate, ear-bleeding rock and roll, will certainly have A-listers like Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart rocking out in the audience. It’s the first time the Foos have performed on the show since 2005, and they are taking it all in stride.
But what can fans expect when the band takes the Gibson Amphitheatre stage in Universal City, California? Moments after they wrapped their rehearsal, drummer Taylor Hawkins told MTV News, “It’s going to be a whole other level. Stuff you’ve never seen before. I can’t give that stuff away.”
Frontman Dave Grohl did reveal what song they’ll be playing, but didn’t give away much else. “We’re playing the song ’Walk,’ which we just made the video for ,” he said. “Bringing it hard to the movie people! Yeah, Hollywood!”
They aren’t the only ones excited about the performance. MTV Movie Awards Executive Producer Mark Burnett said the band’s sure-to-be-epic performance will be a highlight. “There’s always fun stuff. The big things this year, which I cannot wait [for, is] Foo Fighters,” he said. “Which, I mean, I think you can’t go wrong with an epic rock band at the Movie Awards.”
Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz will also be on the show for the first TV performance of their song “Out of My Head,” followed by Lupe solo on “The Show Goes On.”
Will wizards, vampires or dream thieves steal the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT that night for the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale and Movie Awards pre-show, loaded with live action from the red carpet, exclusive movie clips and a special edition of “After Hours.”