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Watch Metallica Finish Their Week-Long Residency On Ferguson

Metallica rounded out their residency on Ferguson with a performance of “Sad But True” from their 1991 self-titled record. The band has been on the show all week and have played some of their best songs, including “Hit The Lights,”” Fuel,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” and “Enter The Sandman.” After all these years, Metallica… More »

By: James Rettig / November 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Watch Metallica Play “Enter Sandman” On The Late Late Show

Last night, Metallica played the fourth night of their five-night residency on Craig Ferguson’s not-long-for-this-world Late Late Show. They’d been busy the three previous three nights, running through “Hit The Lights,” “Fuel,” and the great “For Whom The Bell Tolls.” Last night, they trotted out arguably their best-known song, the 1991 anthem “Enter Sandman.” That… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2014 - 9:15 am

Watch Metallica Play “For Whom The Bell Tolls” On The Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show is nearing the end of its run, and Metallica are a couple of nights into their week-long residency on the show. They’ve already played “Hit The Lights” and “Fuel” on the show. And last night, they busted out one of their all-time best songs: “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 9:29 am

Watch Metallica Play Their Goofiest Song On The Late Late Show

Metallica are currently in the midst of a week-long run on Craig Ferguson’s just-about-to-end Late Late Show. On their first night on the show, Metallica returned to their thrash roots, busting out the classic Kill ‘Em All opener “Hit The Lights.” Last night, they went a profoundly different direction. For whatever reason, they played “Fuel,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 10:19 am

Watch Metallica Resuscitate A Kill ‘Em All Oldie On The Late Late Show

Craig Ferguson’s critically adored, deeply strange version of The Late Late Show is coming to a close next month, and as part of his goodbye festivities, he’s invited Metallica to do a week-long residency on the show, playing a song every night. Ferguson’s show has never been heavy on musical guests, and Metallica don’t have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014 - 8:57 am

Metallica Announce Late Late Show Residency

Metallica have announced that they will do a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson to commemorate the host’s departure. (Ferguson — who announced he was leaving the show shortly after Letterman earlier this year — will air his last episode sometime in December.) The band will sit down for an interview… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Weird Al Perform “Lame Claim To Fame” On Craig Ferguson

Weird Al stopped by Craig Ferguson last night to talk with the late-night host and give a performance of Mandatory Fun track “Lame Claim To Fame,” which is a parody of North Carolina rockabilly band Southern Culture On the Skids. In his pre-performance interview, Yankovic talked about his album cover and poked fun at the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Watch Kristeen Young Play Craig Ferguson With Dave Grohl & Pat Smear

Rising from the ashes of the Morrissey debacle, Kristeen Young made her television debut last night on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. And boy, is she on fire. Young delivered a blazing performance, backed by superstars Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of the Foo Fighters. She played “Pearl Of A Girl,” a… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Amanda Palmer, Stephin Merritt, Moby & Neil Gaiman Cover Rocky Horror On Ferguson

The song is Rocky Horror Picture Show classic “Science Fiction/Double Feature,” and the lineup is Coraline crew Stephin Merritt and Neil Gaiman, backing up the latter’s wife along with Moby, because Moby is everywhere. In conceptual terms, at the very least, this is a sheer Halloween delight. And it is fair to say that thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 1, 2011 - 4:31 pm

She & Him “Don’t Look Back” On Ferguson

She & Him played “Don’t Look Back” on Craig Furguson’s show, and it looks like Zooey Deschanel has gotten better at the live TV performance. She doesn’t seem as frightened as she did on Kimmel or Letterman (there’s soft eye contact, a little smiling). The touring months between those April appearances and this one must… More »

By: jessica / July 27, 2010 - 9:43 am

Jónsi Brings “Go Do” To Ferguson

Sigur Rós introduced a more colorful visual element to their list-topping live show with their last album, the relatively ecstatic Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, though after seeing Jónsi’s new stage creation –developed in conjunction with the UK new media production company Fifty Nine Productions — you get the sense the band going on hiatusMore »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2010 - 10:34 am

Wilco Go “Deeper Down” On Ferguson

Wilco — featuring a rough-looking Jeff Tweedy — were on Craig Ferguson’s show last night. Tweedy could be tired from festival planning. The band just added Avi Buffalo, Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, Mountain Man, Brenda, The Books, and the Deep Blue Organ Trio to their Solid Sound Festival line up. “Deeper Down” goes dow… More »

By: jessica / May 11, 2010 - 10:37 am

Local Natives Bring “Airplanes” To Craig Ferguson

In a twist of television magic, ascendant Los Angeles locals Local Natives appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson the same they played a sold-out show with Suckers at Bowery Ballroom. Dudes are literally everywhere (or Craig pre-recorded last night’s show). The band’s set at the Levi’s/FADER fort was one of the more… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2010 - 11:11 am

Vampire Weekend Bring “Horchata” To Ferguson, London Ice Rink

Vampire Weekend continued their Contra goodwill tour by performing “Horchata” on Craig Ferguson yesterday, a week after offering “Cousins” to both Conan and Letterman. They did it with strings (via the Calder Quartet) but sans the horns they’d been spotted with in other parts of Los Angeles. For all these bells and whistles, though, a… More »

By: brandon / January 15, 2010 - 2:27 pm

The 12 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2009

It was a tumultuous year for late night laffs, with Jimmy Fallon joining the fray, Conan taking over Tonight only to find awful Leno sink the NBC ship at 10PM, and Letterman enjoying career-high ratings despite (or because of?) a sex scandal. It was, however, a solid year for late night music booking. We regularly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm

Phoenix Have Now Played Every Late Night Talk Show This Year

Except Carson Daly, but he doesn’t really count. The roll call: Fallon, Conan, Kimmel. Hell even SNL. So in the interest of exhausting Phoenix’s every move, here’s their performance of “Girlfriend” for Craig Ferguson last night, including two more recent installments from the never-ending parade of Phoemixes (i.e. Phoenix remixes): one of “Fences” by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2009 - 3:56 pm

Arctic Monkeys Bring “Cornerstone” To Craig Ferguson

When Arctic Monkeys hit Fallon they did so with the swaggering “Crying Lightning.” Things got a bit more balladic for Craig Ferguson. When we weighed in Humbug, we mentioned some of Alex Turner’s best lines appear on “Cornerstone”:

[We get] “I thought I saw you in the battleship / but it was only a… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2009 - 5:11 pm

Chairlift Bring “Bruises” To Ferguson

No doubt “Bruises” is the song that made Brooklyn-via-Boulder trio Chairlift famous, but when they recently released a non-nano video for it — Caroline Polachek watching, painting and rolling around in front of various blue-hued monitors — it’s like they reclaimed the Does You Inspire You track as more than a jingle. Same goes for… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2009 - 11:01 am

Antony & The Johnsons Bring “Another World” To Craig Ferguson

Antony Hegarty TV-performance roll call: David Letterman, Jonathan Ross, The Culture Show, and Your Boyfriend (Dutch edition). It’s been an impressive and somewhat unexpected push for an album and outfit totally worthy of it: Each time the Johnsons have brought a different The Crying Light gem, and each time there’s no question they’ve crushed it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2009 - 11:10 am

M. Ward Brings Craig Ferguson “To Save Me”

When M. Ward performed last week at the Henry Fonda Theater, Zooey Deschanel showed up to accompany the guitar slinger on a couple of tracks, including the recently Late Night-tested “Never Had Nobody Like You.” The Smiths fan was nowhere in sight for Ward’s rendition of Hold Time’s “To Save Me” Friday on Craig Ferguson. More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2009 - 1:14 pm
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