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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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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…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 10:30 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 18, 2014 - 11:42 am
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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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2014 - 9:02 am
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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…
Ethan Jacobs | October 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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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 citie…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2014 - 12:02 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 9:22 am
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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 Eagle…
James Rettig | September 13, 2014 - 6:06 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 8:44 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 9:09 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 9:04 am
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Watch Spoon Get Up Close And Personal On Letterman

Spoon brought their They Want My Soul tour to the Ed Sullivan Theater last night to perform the excellent "Inside Out" on The Late Show
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 11:26 am
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Watch Alt-J Play “Left Hand Free” On Letterman

The British trio Alt-J are a massively successful band with a much-anticipated album about to come out, but for many of us, even those of…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 9:49 am
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Watch New Pornographers Play The Hell Out Of “Brill Bruisers” On Letterman

"Brill Bruisers," the giddy firehose-blast title track from the new New Pornographers album, is about as huge and overwhelming as a power-pop song can possibly…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2014 - 4:33 pm
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Watch A Very Intense EMA Make Her TV Debut On Letterman

At this point, we're used to seeing indie bands catapult from relative obscurity to national TV exposure. But if you've every been lucky enough to…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 10:12 am
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Watch Conor Oberst Play “Hundreds Of Ways” On Letterman

Conor Oberst's greatest gift as a performer might be his ability to come off like an angry 15-year-old screaming in his room in just about…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Watch Sharon Van Etten’s Stunning Letterman Performance

It's always a bit obnoxious when indie bands roll into their late-night TV debuts looking like they just rolled out of bed, so I'm weirdly…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 8:22 am
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Watch St. Vincent Explode David Letterman’s Brain

Two nights ago, St. Vincent gave a pretty incredible hour-long performance on the Live With Letterman webcast, but her appearance for the proper Letterman show…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 9:27 am
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