We didn’t need to watch Conan covering Radiohead to see this development a mile away: no writers + late night time to kill = lots of Conan on guitar. Still didn’t expect the awesomeness that is O’Brien full on singing and backed by Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 7 on Bill Monroe’s old timey country bluegrass classic. Very awesome. Thank you, writers’ strike?

He sounds great! And that is the best looking beard this side of Tom Cruise’s (rimshot). Sorry, the WGA/AMPTP conflict clearly is affecting our monologue jokes, too.

Comments (14)
  1. Let’s just hope Leno doesn’t start rapping.

  2. “bang it out” – indeed.

  3. holy crap. good job conan. he looks so happy with his performance!

  4. Oh, Hell Yeah. Who knew…

  5. He’s actually pretty freakin’ good!!

  6. joey fresh  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    best thing ever?

  7. brent  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    sheba hai

  8. brent  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    also bonus points on the beard joke. well done.

  9. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    I still insist, he’s the funniest, and best, man on network TV.

  10. eric  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    the man has more talent than I can shake a stick at

  11. while i’m glad to see stereogum dipping their digital toes into music they never write about, “old timey country bluegrass,” conan’s performance has much more in common with that of another man with big hair — elvis — than with bill monroe

  12. Cynic  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2008 0

    What a tasty guitar solo!

  13. gone….. :(

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