Bob Mould on Kimmel

The former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould is a punk rock legend, and it turns out that he’s also really, really great at performing on late-night TV talk shows. Remember when he ripped through “I Don’t Know You Anymore” on Conan? Jesus. Ridiculous. Last night, Mould was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he once again rocked hard enough that I’m worried he’s going to break something one of these days. Mould usually plays with Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, but last night, he had a ringer behind him, as Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins filled in. (Split Single frontman Jason Narducy, Mould’s usual bassist, was in his regular role.) On the show proper, Mould played “The War,” a song from his recent album Beauty & Ruin. And as an online bonus, he also did “Hey Mr. Grey.” He absolutely destroyed both times, and it’s an absolute pleasure to see what this guy can do at this stage of his career. Watch it below, and be impressed. Also, check out Mould’s forthcoming tour dates.

TOUR DATES:
08/30 St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
09/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/06 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/07 Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
09/10-11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/12 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
09/19 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
09/20 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/21 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/23 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
09/24 Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
09/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/27-28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/30 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
10/04 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (solo electric set)
11/06 Berlin, Germany @ Bi-Nuu
11/07 Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
11/08 Wangels, Germany @ Rolling Stone Weekender
11/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso North
11/11 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
11/12 Leuven, Belgium @ Het Depot
11/14 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell
11/15 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
11/17 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
11/18 London, UK @ Village Underground

Beauty & Ruin is out now on Merge.

Comments (4)
  1. Bob Mould and Husker Du single handedly rescued me from “classic rock” in the 80′s. Everything I listen to to this day is because of Bob Mould. Pixies would soon join Husker Du in my mind and nothing would ever be the same.

    Bob Mould is THE fucking man. If you’ve never seen this guy live you are doing yourself a grave disservice. Watching Bob live is watching a man work through everything right in front of you.

  2. never not great

  3. Bob Mould is a national treasure.

  4. Glasgow 15th November – can’t wait!!!

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