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MTV has mostly left rock music in the past, but tonight they honored the Foo Fighters with their first Global Icon Award. After an hour and fifteen minutes of mostly lip-synched performances by artists who put as much thought (or more) into their outfits as their performances, it was refreshing to see a rock band in t-shirts and jeans tear the roof off of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

However, the band only got a limited performance time, so they played a rushed medley of “Learn To Fly,” “Shame Shame” and “Everlong.” Taylor Hawkins’ bass drum said “RIP Charlie,” paying tribute to the Rolling Stones late drummer Charlie Watts.

After the performance, Dave Grohl said, “We’ve been a band for 26 years so it feels pretty good. We’d like to thank all of the people at MTV past and present, JJ Jackson (one of the original MTV VJs), (’90s era VJ) Steve Issacs, and (former 120 Minutes host) Matt Pinfield.”

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