Foo Fighters perform “Times Like These” during the Celebrating America Inauguration Special

The band also dedicated the song to the nation's teachers.

Dave Grohl understands just how hard teachers work, the singer said last night on Joe Biden’s Celebrating America primetime inauguration special. The Foo Fighters frontman’s mother, Virginia, was a public school teacher for 35 years. Grohl said she was, “a mentor for her students, remembered long after their graduation,”

On the special, the band was introduced by Mackenzie Adams, a kindergarten teacher who went viral for her high-energy virtual classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This next song is for Mackenzie and all of our unshakable teachers who continue to enlighten our nation’s students every day,” Grohl said to introduce “Times Like These.”