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Foo Fighters 'snubbed by Emmys' over song length row

Foo Fighters say they didn't perform at this year's Emmy Awards because of a row over song lengths.

The band were due to play the TV awards ceremony on Sunday (September 20), at which they won two awards for their Sonic Highway series.

However, the group claim they were snubbed by the Emmys after refusing to play a mash-up of half of a track from 2014 album 'Sonic Highways' and half of 'Learning To Fly'.

Foo Fighters said in a statement to Rolling Stone: "The band and the Academy were extremely happy and excited to have Foo Fighters play as the first ever rock band on the Emmys.

"Fox then refused to allow the band to play a full song from the Emmy-winning Sonic Highways.

"That is why the band decided not to perform."

Frontman Dave Grohl also told TMZ: "We were supposed to play on the Emmys, and we were gonna play on the Emmys, and then they kicked us off."

The band's Sonic Highways TV series meanwhile won the Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming prizes.

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