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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…
Amrit Singh | December 21, 2009 - 6:48 pm
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Darlene Love – “Forbidden Nights” Video (Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & Bill Murray)

With producer Phil Spector, the singer Darlene Love made exactly one timeless pop song, 1963's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." She sang the song on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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Check Out The Custom Foo Fighters T-Shirt David Letterman Earned For 33 Years On Late Night TV

David Letterman's Late Show ended with a career-spanning montage soundtracked by final musical guest Foo Fighters performing "Everlong," one of Letterman's favorite songs. E! reports…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 5:43 pm
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Watch Foo Fighters Perform “Everlong” For Letterman’s Final Show

David Letterman wrapped up a 33-year-long late-night career last night, and brought out one of his favorite bands to do his favorite song to put…
James Rettig | May 21, 2015 - 7:50 am
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Foo Fighters Are David Letterman’s Last Musical Guest

Foo Fighters are David Letterman's favorite band, so they'll serve as the final guest when the legendary late-night host's Late Show tenure ends tonight. Rolling
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 10:34 am
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Watch Bob Dylan’s Willfully Strange Performance On David Letterman’s Penultimate Show

David Letterman's last-ever Late Show will air tonight. But if Letterman somehow doesn't make it to work today, last night's show was a pretty good…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 8:40 am
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Watch Eddie Vedder Sing “Better Man” For Letterman’s Third-To-Last Show

David Letterman is doing his last-ever Late Show on Wednesday, and during this final run of shows, he's had some truly wonderful musical guests, including…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2015 - 7:55 am
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Bob Dylan To Perform On Second-To-Last Late Show, First Letterman Appearance In 22 Years

Bob Dylan will perform on the second-to-last night of David Letterman's longstanding career as host of The Late Show. Dylan rarely makes late-night TV appearances,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 15, 2015 - 2:07 pm
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Watch Tom Waits Debut “Take One Last Look” In His Final Letterman Appearance

David Letterman has long been a champion of deeply strange American voices, as you know if you've ever seen footage of him interviewing Captain Beefheart.
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 8:41 am
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Eddie Vedder Will Be One Of Letterman’s Final Guests

David Letterman will host his last Late Show on 5/20, and devotees have been eagerly awaiting news of who will perform and guest on the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 14, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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Watch David Letterman Bring Ryan Adams Back For An Encore

In 2002, Ryan Adams came through the Late Show With David Letterman to perform "Starting To Hurt," a song from his then-new album Demolition. He…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 8:32 am
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Watch First Aid Kit’s Spine-Tingling Cover Of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” On Letterman

I'm at least in the running for the world's biggest Simon & Garfunkel fan, and I also harbor some pretty intense adoration for the Swedish…
Caitlin White | May 8, 2015 - 11:03 am
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Watch Future Islands Make Their Triumphant Letterman Return

Baltimore needed a win right about now, and it got a small one last night. When the great Baltimore band Future Islands appeared on the
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2015 - 8:29 am
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Watch Jason Isbell Cover Letterman Favorite Warren Zevon On The Late Show

After a 32 year run, David Letterman will bow out of the late-night game of May 20th, and the next few weeks are sure to…
James Rettig | April 27, 2015 - 10:10 am

Watch Elvis Costello’s Lovely Final Letterman Appearance

David Letterman is less than a month away from his final Late Show. He's in farewell-tour mode, and he's only booking his favorites to appear…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
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Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell – “Bullet Proof Soul” (Sade Cover) & “No Way Out Of Here” (Unicorn Cover)

Earlier this month, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and Band Of Horses' Ben Bridwell announced that they would be releasing a covers album called Sing
James Rettig | April 16, 2015 - 9:03 am
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David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he's been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm
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Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance

Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have done a couple of songs together, but rappers who do songs together don't always like each other. But…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 8:53 am
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Watch Matthew E. White Strip Things Down On Letterman

Richmond singer-songwriter Matthew E. White's greatest strength is his gift for piling horns and strings on top of each other into a big, soft, luxurious…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 9:51 am
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Watch Kevin Drew And Andy Kim Bring “Sister OK” To Letterman

Last month, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew released a collaborative album with Andy Kim, the Canadian songwriter best known for the Archies' "Sugar, Sugar. And…
James Rettig | March 13, 2015 - 9:18 am
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Watch Will Butler’s Furious, Kickass Letterman Performance

Will Butler has been playing with Arcade Fire for upwards of a decade, and he's evidently spent some time thinking about how he'd present himself…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 8:51 am
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