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Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)

UPDATE: The full "Only One" video is now up; watch below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play Surprise New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On Ellen

Sharon Van Etten had a huge year last year, with her album Are We There establishing her as one of our greatest rootsy indie rockers. It doesn't look like she's going to let up anytime soon. Yesterday, Van Etten was a musical guest on Ellen, and rather than playing any of the songs from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Funk Up Ellen‘s Studio Audience

Tom already masterfully described the appeal of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" in today's Album Of The Week column on Ronson's Uptown Special, and James demonstrated that not just anybody can pump that song full of boundless charisma. As if to bring that train of thought home, Ronson, Mars, and their… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015

Watch Nicki Minaj On Ellen

In his review of Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, Tom talked about how the album's pre-release singles were transformed in the context of the album's breakup narrative. One song he didn't mention was "Bed Of Lies," a syrupy-sweet Skylar Grey collaboration that functions as a climactic kiss-off near the end of the project. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 15, 2014

Watch First Aid Kit Play “My Silver Lining” On Ellen

In June, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit once again asserted their country's musical dominance by releasing Stay Gold, a pitch-perfect album-length interpretation of rootsy Americana. This past Friday, they stopped by Ellen to perform lead single "My Silver Lining" with their lovely vocal harmonies backed by a full band and a folk string… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 8, 2014

Watch Foo Fighters Play Ellen

Foo Fighters stopped by The Ellen Show today to perform "In The Clear" from their new record Sonic Highways. The performance was as polished as you would expect from the veteran rockers, and Dave Grohl got pretty into it with some intense headbanging. You can watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 19, 2014

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play “Kansas City” On Ellen

The New Basement Tapes -- the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith, and Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens -- made their television debut earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon, and they showed up on Ellen today to perform another track from their new record… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014

Watch Jack White Perform On Ellen & Talk About Injuries & Video Games

Jack White has long been a regular on late-night TV, and now it looks like he's branching out into daytime as well. Earlier today, White was a guest on Ellen, and it sadly appears that he did not do the dancing-through the audience thing. He did, however, perform the Lazaretto tracks "Would You Fight… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014

Watch Ryan Adams Rock The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ryan Adams has been making the talk show rounds -- he's already done Fallon and Letterman, and today he stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show. He wore a tight Black Flag t-shirt and played "Gimme Something Good" off of his new self-titled album. Watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014

Watch Dave Grohl, 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, & Others Send Off Chelsea Handler In An Epic “We Are The World” Parody

It's a big deal when a talk show says goodbye to its host, but it's an even bigger deal when the host is so integral that the entire thing just has to come to an end. Chelsea Lately had its final episode last night, and a massive amount of celebrities came together for a huge… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2014

Watch Coldplay Perform On The Voice, Ellen

To promote their new Ghost Stories, Coldplay did two very different TV performances in the last day. They played the Avicii-produced "A Sky Full Of Stars" on last night's season finale of The Voice (which featured extravagant lighting and stage design that used a few screens to create copies of the band playing different… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014

Watch Sia & Maddie Ziegler Recreate The “Chandelier” Video On Ellen

When Sia's "Chandelier" hit the internet back in March, I called it a candidate for chorus of the year, staggeringly triumphant ascendance to the heavens that it is. Since then the song's official music video, starring 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms doing a wild modern dance routine, has racked up more than 10… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2014

Watch Pharrell Sing On Ellen, Cry On Oprah

Pharrell Williams is, of course, having a titanic year, and he's spent the past 24 hours being all over daytime TV. On Sunday, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her Oprah Prime tour, he went into a full-on sobbing fit after Oprah showed him videos of people around the world dancing to his song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014

Watch Beck Play Ellen

Beck has been making the rounds on TV to promote his new album, Morning Phase. In addition to stopping by Fallon and SNL, he's now made his day timetelevision debut on Ellen. Watch him play "Blue Moon" below and be sure to check out our Premature Evaluation of the album. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 1, 2014

Watch Band Of Horses Play Ellen

Band Of Horses recently put out Acoustic At The Ryman, a live album recorded at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and today they stopped by Ellen for their daytime television debut. You can watch the band's performances of "No One's Gonna Love You" and "Funeral" below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 14, 2014

Watch Icona Pop Play “All Night” And An “I Don’t Care/I Love It” Game On Ellen

With the irrepressible "I Love It," raucous Swedish pop duo Icona Pop turned last year's underground hit into this year's mainstream smash. Today they wrapped up their highly successful 2013 with a visit to Ellen. The ladies performed one of This Is... Icona Pop's other great songs, "All Night," but "I Love It"… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2013

Watch Phoenix Play Ellen

It's been a big 24 hours for European Glassnote Records artists and American TV shows. Hot on the heels of Chvrches' Letterman performance last night comes Phoenix's visit to Ellen, during which the Frenchmen performed Bankrupt! banger "S.O.S. In Bel Air." Not sure if there was something wrong with the monitor situation, but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

Kanye West – “Bound 2″ Video

Kanye West was a guest on Ellen this morning, and he took the opportunity to debut the video for his disarmingly personable Yeezus closer "Bound 2," just as he'd done with the "Love Lockdown" video in 2008. "Bound 2" is the one song on the album that drops the industrial chest-rattle sound and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013

Watch The Killers Play Ellen

The Killers are making the rounds to promote their new best-of compilation Direct Hits, and the latest soundstage to host them belongs to The Ellen Show. As with their Kimmel performance, they brought along a light show, a choir, the whole shebang. Watch them perform the M83-produced "Shot At The Night" in the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013

Watch Lorde Play Ellen

Those lyrics "We're bigger than we ever dreamed/ And I'm in love with being queen" are starting to take on a different meaning for Lorde, the young pop singer from New Zealand whose monogenre single "Lorde" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the iTunes singles chart last week as well a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2013
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