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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 that Letterman showed up to the wrap party afterwards rocking a custom Foo Fighters T under his blazer, which seems like a very sweet gift. You can see it above… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2015 - 5:43 pm

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 a capper on the night. Foo Fighters — who did a week-long residency on the show last year after the release of Sonic Highways — played “Everlong,” which they performed… More »

By: James Rettig / May 21, 2015 - 7:50 am

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 Stone reported the news, though Letterman’s reps declined to comment — tonight’s guest list is supposed to be a surprise. You might recall that the Foos staged a weeklong LettermanMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

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 one to go out on. The episode had appearances from a couple of American legends who also happen to be perverse old kooks. Bill Murray, maybe Letterman’s favorite guest ever,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2015 - 8:40 am

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 Waits and Ryan Adams. Last night, for Letterman’s third-to-last show, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder did the honors, as we reported he would. (Tom Hanks was the main guest,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2015 - 7:55 am

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, and hasn’t been on The Late Show since 1993. Dylan is technically Letterman’s final musical guest; the last show, which airs Wednesday 5/20, will feature “an hour filled with surprises.”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 2:07 pm

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 Waits first appeared on Letterman’s NBC show in 1983, and he’s been on a number of times over the years. With a week left before his retirement, Letterman had… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 8:41 am

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 show in its final three days. It was announced today that Eddie Vedder will perform and Tom Hanks will make his 60th appearance on Monday night, 5/18, followed by Bill… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 14, 2015 - 4:28 pm

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 sounded great but looked absolutely out of it. The performance must’ve stuck with Letterman. Letterman is only a week away from retirement, and he’s saving his favorite guests for thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 8:32 am

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 sister folk duo First Aid Kit. As luck would have it, David Letterman is partial to my absolute favorite S&G song “America” and used to sing it as a lullaby… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 11:03 am

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 Late Show With David Letterman last year, they gave an absolutely sensational performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You),” propelling themslves into the upper tier of indie bands in a single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2015 - 8:29 am

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 be filled with some fitting tributes to the iconic host. At the end of Friday night’s show, Jason Isbell teamed up with his wife, Texan singer Amanda Shires, to perform… More »

By: 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 on his show. Last night, Elvis Costello made his 27th and presumably last Letterman appearance, and he went out on a great note. Backed only by the doo-wop-style vocal trio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 8:59 am

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 Into My Mouth. They’ve just shared the first two tracks from the record to coincide with their appearance on Letterman last night. One of them is a cover of Sade’… More »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 9:03 am

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 retirement news last year, Letterman only recently officially set the date for his last appearance for Wednesday, 5/20. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm

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 on Letterman last night, Bronson and Chance came through to do Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful single “Baby Blue,” and they seemed to really like each other. Their big hug at the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 8:53 am

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 wall of sound. Playing live, he can’t call on his pocket orchestra of studio musicians, and so he needs to switch things up. Last night on Letterman, he made the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 9:51 am

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 last night, Kim took center stage on Letterman to perform the It’s Decided track “Sister OK” with a full band and Drew accompanying him on guitar. Letterman seemed particularly chummy… More »

By: James Rettig / March 13, 2015 - 9:18 am

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 if and when he ever went solo. Yesterday, Butler released Policy, his first-ever solo album. Last night, he was the musical guest on the Late Show With David Letterman. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015 - 8:51 am

Watch Twin Shadow Amaze With “Turn Me Up” Performance On Letterman

Twin Shadow brought their new pumped up sound to their Letterman debut last night with a performance of Eclipse single “Turn Me Up.” George Lewis Jr. spent most of the performance with only a spotlight illuminating him as his backing band lingered in the shadows. The stage lit up entirely towards the end, just a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 8:26 am
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