No Son of Mine (Foo Fighters song)

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"No Son of Mine"
Foo Fighters - No Son of Mine cover art.jpeg
Promotional CD-R cover art
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album Medicine at Midnight
ReleasedJanuary 1, 2021 (2021-01-01)
StudioUnnamed house in Encino, Los Angeles
GenreHard rock[1]
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Shame Shame"
"No Son of Mine"
"Waiting on a War"
Music video
"No Son of Mine" on YouTube

"No Son of Mine" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters. It was released as the second single from their tenth album Medicine at Midnight on January 1, 2021.[2][3]


NME stated that the song features nods to "Stone Cold Crazy" by Queen and "Ace of Spades" by Motörhead.[4]

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel said that recording was "challenging" for him as the band approached things differently by "constructing things from the ground up" as opposed to their usual method of "recording them more live to tape and just kind of sitting in a room and playing."[5]

Live performances[edit]

Along with single "Waiting on a War", Foo Fighters' first live performance of "No Son of Mine" was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 14, 2021.[6]

Music video[edit]

A live performance combined with animation was used to make the music video for the song. The live footage was filmed by Danny Clinch and the animation was made by Bomper Studio.[7]


Chart (2021) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Bubbling Under Flanders)[8] 16
Canada Hot Digital Songs (Billboard)[9] 49
Canada Rock (Billboard)[10] 27
Czech Republic Modern Rock (IFPI)[11] 10
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[12] 6
UK Singles Downloads (OCC)[13] 51
UK Singles Sales (OCC)[14] 51
UK Rock & Metal (OCC)[15] 9
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[16] 32
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[17] 49


  1. ^ Kohn, Daniel (January 14, 2021). "Foo Fighters Release 'Waiting on a War'". Spin. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Carter, Emily (January 1, 2021). "Happy Foo Year! Foo Fighters drop new single, No Son Of Mine". Kerrang!. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Lavin, Will (January 1, 2021). "Foo Fighters share new single 'No Son Of Mine' and unveil album tracklist". NME. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Lavin, Will (January 1, 2021). "Foo Fighters Share New Single 'No Son of Mine' and Unveil Album Tracklist". NME. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "We got Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel to break down every track of 'Medicine At Midnight'". Tone Deaf. 2021-02-02. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  6. ^ Turman, Katherine (January 15, 2021). "Foo Fighters Rock 'No Son of Mine' and 'Waiting on a War' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'". Spin. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Kreps, Daniel (February 6, 2021). "See Foo Fighters' New 'Live' Video for 'No son of Mine'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Foo Fighters – No Son of Mine" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  9. ^ "Foo Fighters - Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  11. ^ "CZ - Radio - Top 20 Modern Rock - Foo Fighters - Rescued" (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  12. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Official UK Singles Sales Chart Top 100 - 8 January 2021 - 14 January 2021". January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  15. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  16. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  17. ^ "Foo Fighters Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2021.