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Watch Most Of Wu-Tang Clan Reassemble On Letterman

Anytime you go to a Wu-Tang Clan show, it's always interesting to see how many of the crew's nine members will actually show up. (The most I've ever seen is eight; the least is four.) This apparently holds true even for the group's late-night TV appearances. While the entire group managed to come through for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2014 - 9:29 am

Watch TV On The Radio Perform “Happy Idiot” on Letterman

TV On The Radio just put out their new album Seeds -- which we think is pretty good -- and they stopped by Letterman to perform "Happy Idiot" for the show. Tunde Adebimpe looks stylish in what appears to be a one-piece jumpsuit and the rockers give it their all for the performance. Letterman seem… More »

By: James Rettig / November 22, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Watch Hiss Golden Messenger’s Swaggering, Muscular Letterman Performance

Hiss Golden Messenger's winding, scraggly roots-rocker Lateness Of Dancers is one of those 2014 albums you should really make sure not to overlook. The North Carolina moaner M.C. Taylor did musical-guest duties on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, bringing a full band with a horn section and backup singers and everything. Taylor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 9:05 am

Watch Damien Rice Play Letterman With A Full String Section

The Irish balladeer Damien Rice just made his big return with My Beautiful Faded Fantasy, his first album in eight years. And last night on Letterman, Rice served as musical guest, playing his grand confessional "I Don't Want To Change You." The show took opportunity of late-night TV's potential for unique moments. Instead of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014 - 10:01 am

Watch Father John Misty Play “Bored In The USA” From New Album I Love You, Honeybear On Letterman

Father John Misty is the musical guest on Letterman tonight, and his performance has turned up a little early. The folk-rocker sings a new song called "Bored In The USA," which he's been performing live since last year. The track will show up on I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman's followup to 2012's Fear Fun,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Pour Their Hearts Into “Early” On Letterman

Run The Jewels capped off a very busy week with their network television debut, performing RTJ2 standout "Early" on Letterman with Boots, DJ Trackstar, and skeleton-faced backup singers in tow. It was as powerful as you'd expect, the rowdiest rap duo in the land turning down to detail some ugly experiences with corrupt police. "Early"… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 1, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Perfume Genius Give A Stunning Performance On Letterman

Perfume Genius brought "Queen" to Letterman last night. Rocking an all-white suit with a collar around his neck, Mike Hadreas gave a stunning performance for his late-night TV debut. His voice sounds a little shot, but he's been on tour non-stop since the end of August so that's understandable. What he lacks in vocals, he… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014 - 10:14 am

Watch Mastodon Tear Shit Up On Letterman

Last night, Atlanta metal monsters Mastodon were the musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, and it is still weird to see these grimy motherfuckers on network TV. They played "The Motherload," the single from their recent album Once More 'Round The Sun, and nobody showed up to twerk. Brent Hinds did, however,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “Something From Nothing” And Make Their Own Top Ten List On Letterman

The Foo Fighters finished their week-long residency on Letterman last night by playing their new single "Something From Nothing." The performance coincided with the premiere of their HBO series Sonic Highways. The band also took over Letterman's Top Ten list to count down the "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending… More »

By: James Rettig / October 18, 2014 - 11:42 am

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Cheap Trick With Rick Nielsen On Letterman

Yesterday, Foo Fighters shared "Something From Nothing," the first single from their new album Sonic Highways. Of the album's eight city-themed songs, that's the Chicago one; they recorded it in Steve Albini's studio, with Cheap Trick axe-master Rick Nielsen playing a guitar solo. You might think they'd take the chance to bust the song out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2014 - 8:47 am

Watch The Foo Fighters Get Personal With David Letterman, Duet With Tony Joe White

The Late Show With David Letterman doesn't do too many online exclusives; it's not that kind of show. But last night, in the third night of the Foo Fighters' five-night stand on the show, Letterman got them to stick around for one more song and then threw that one up on YouTube. Before they played… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 9:09 am

Watch Foo Fighters Play With Heart On Letterman

Foo Fighters continued their week-long Late Show residency last night with Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, who will also appear in the Seattle-centric episode of their upcoming Sonic Highways series. They performed "Kick It Out" from their 1977 album Little Queen. The Foo Fighters took a backseat during the performance and let the Wilsons do… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 9:26 am

Watch Foo Fighters Cover Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” With Zac Brown On Letterman

When the Foo Fighters announced a five-day residency on the Late Show With David Letterman as they're getting ready to drop both an album and a TV show, it seemed likely that they'd debut five of the songs from that album. One night in, though, and that's not what's happening. Instead, they brought a country… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 9:02 am

A Japanese Hologram Played Letterman Last Night

A holographic anime pop star by the name of Hatsune Miku performed on Letterman last night, and it was strange. Developed in Saporro, Japan, Hatsune Miku uses vocaloid software, or singing synthesizer applications, and a moving holographic image to create what people are calling a "humanoid" pop star, or a pop star who only exist… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / October 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Foo Fighters Announce 5-Day Letterman Residence With Special Guests

The Foo Fighters' new album Sonic Highways has a grand concept: Eight songs recorded in eight different cities, with guests from each of those cities playing on every song, and an HBO series attached. Next week, they'll give that album a suitably grand rollout by spending the whole week playing on the Late Show WithMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Watch Aretha Franklin Cover Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” On Letterman

Aretha Franklin was the guest on last night's David Letterman, where she performed her cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" that was released yesterday (which also contains a bit of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"). For the performance, she was joined by a choir (which included Cissy Houston) and a decent-sized backing band. She… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch David Letterman Taunt The Eagles’ Lawyers

After talking up tonight's Eagles/Jim Dolan concert at Madison Square Garden on yesterday's Late Show, David Letterman asked bandleader Paul Shaffer to play some Eagles music to celebrate. But after he was told they wouldn't allow it, he decided to mess with the notoriously litigious classic rockers and make a big deal out of it. More »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Watch David Letterman Bring Ryan Adams Back For An Encore

Here's something I've never seen on a late-night show before: A host who likes the musical guest so much that he forces said guest to play the exact same song a second time, like he was hitting repeat on his iTunes. That happened last night. Ryan Adams was on the Late Show With David LettermanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014 - 8:44 am

Watch Death From Above 1979 Bring The Wreckage To Letterman

"Trainwreck 1979," the first single from Death From Above 1979's seething reunion album The Physical World, is an absolute drooling monster of a song, a piece of music so hard that it's hard to believe two dudes made it. And when the band appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 9:09 am

Watch Interpol Brood Elegantly On Letterman

It's always a bit weird when bands show up on late-night shows in T-shirts and dirty sneakers while all the other guests dress to impress. That was never going to be a problem with Interpol. Last night, the band showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman, churning their way through "All The RageMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 9:04 am
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