Foo Fighters will be Letterman's final musical guest

Foo Fighters, David Letterman's favorite band, will be his final musical guests

The Foo Fighters will close out the David Letterman era of late-night TV.

A source close to Letterman confirmed a report that the band will play on his final appearance as host of CBS' "The Late Show." The show is set to tape late Wednesday afternoon at The Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan for airing at night.

Letterman is ending 33 years as a network late-night host. He began as host of "Late Night" on NBC in 1982 and has been host of "The Late Show" since 1993.

Letterman has said the Foo Fighters are his favorite band. There is no word on the other guests for the final show. However, if Letterman follows the finale template set by his idol Johnny Carson, there won't be any. Carson's last show as host of NBC's "Tonight" consisted of reflections by him, sidekick Ed McMahon and band leader Doc Severinsen.

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