As he performed the group's first concert following the passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl fought back tears.
At the time Grohl made his remarks, Foo Fighters were headlining an all-star concert at London's Wembley Stadium in remembrance of Hawkins.
The drummer was discovered dead in a hotel room in Colombia in March, just before the Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at a festival there. He was fifty-years-old.
The musician's wife and bandmates organised two shows, the first of which took place on Saturday night. All revenues went to Music Support and MusiCares.
Rock royalty who attended the Wembley tribute included Sir Paul McCartney, Queen, and AC/DC.
Hawkins' favourite bands and musicians, such as Metallica, Rush, Supergrass, and Stewart Copeland of The Police, all performed at the concert.
Before bringing the show to a close with Everlong, Grohl added, "We hope that you guys felt the love from all of us and all of the performers. Because we felt it from you, for Taylor tonight."