23. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: November 19th, 1994
For his fifth of eight SNL appearances, Petty was down a Heartbreaker, as he had recently fired drummer Stan Lynch. But he ended up with a pretty good replacement in the form of Dave Grohl, whose band Nirvana had met their tragic end just seven months earlier. Grohl brought headbanging thunder to "You Don't Know How It Feels" and "Honey Bee."
"I even discussed with Dave about joining the band," said Petty. "And he wanted to, but he had his own solo thing developing at the time, the Foo Fighters. And, of course, he would rather have done that."