Watch Fiona Apple Play Fallon

By Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012

During the infamous 1999 Roseland show where Fiona Apple melted down onstage, her two opening acts were Jimmy Fallon and Jurassic 5, which is a weird thing to think about. And on last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Fallon and Apple shared a stage again for the first time since, with Apple making her first TV appearance since a 2006 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Fallon actually did a quick interview with Fallon before her performances where they talked about the incident.

She also performed “Anything We Want,” a highlight from her ridiculously great new album The Idler Wheel…, with her old friends the Roots backing her up and fearlessly taking on the song’s tricky percussion. And as an online bonus, she also celebrated Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday by covering McCartney & Wings’ “Let Me Roll It,” with Fallon himself adding some backing vocals. Late-night TV performances don’t get much better than this, and her half-hug with Fallon at the end of the show is just the best thing. Watch the interview and both performances below.


(via the Audio Perv)

The Idler Wheel… is out now on Epic; stream it here. And Fallon, it should be noted, also had Joan Rivers and CM Punk on the show last night. Big night for him.