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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 »

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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 o…
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! report…
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, luxuriou…
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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