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Watch Big Sean Play Pictionary, Perform “One Man Can Change The World” On Fallon

Still nursing the wounds from his recent split with Ariana Grande, Big Sean made an appearance on Fallon last night to perform his Dark Sky Paradise single "One Man Can Change The World, an understated track which is dedicated to his late grandmother. He also took some time to play a game of Pictionary alongside… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2015 - 7:30 am

Watch St. Vincent Perform “Teenage Talk” On Fallon With Teenage Backup Dancers

St. Vincent was the musical guest on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon, where she performed her new song "Teenage Talk." (The full version of the track, which debuted on Girls earlier this year, surfaced online yesterday.) Annie Clark did some minimalist dance moves and was joined by a crew of teenage backup dancers i… More »

By: James Rettig / April 7, 2015 - 8:29 am

Game Theory Of Thrones: Watch The Roots Recap Last Season In Under Two Minutes

The next season of Game Of Thrones will be upon us in a little over a week's time, but it's admittedly kind of hard to keep track of everything that happened last year. Thankfully, the Roots have us covered. Following an audience suggestion on Jimmy Fallon, Tariq Trotter (aka Black Thought) launched into a rundow… More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Meet Pharrell & Jimmy Fallon’s Fake ’80s Duo Afro & Deziak

Sometimes it seems like Jimmy Fallon is secretly gunning for a career in music. Between his killer Neil Young impression and all his experience with various other fake collabs, he'd probably be pretty good at it. But then of course, we'd be robbed of his incredible punning power. The latest comes courtesy of Pharrell's appearance… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 2, 2015 - 10:44 am

Watch A Locked-In Alt-J Play “Every Other Freckle” On The Tonight Show

On Monday night, Alt-J played Madison Square Garden and sold it out, which is crazy. And last night, they did musical-guest duty on The Tonight Show. On Jimmy Fallon's stage, all four members lined up at the front of the stage, giving a visual cue that this is the type of band where all of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015 - 9:40 am

Watch Ad-Rock Clown Around On Jimmy Fallon

Ad-Rock was one of the guests on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon. It was his first time appearing on a talk show solo. He was there to promote his role in Noah Baumbach's new film While We're Young, but he mostly just joked around with Fallon and fellow guest Will Forte. He did talk… More »

By: James Rettig / March 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Watch A Black-And-White Brandon Flowers Sing “Can’t Deny My Love” On The Tonight Show

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers worked with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, his forthcoming solo album, and we posted the delightfully '80s first single "Can't Deny My Love" yesterday. Last night, Flowers appeared on The Tonight Show to sing the song, and he started things off in crisp black-and-white, looking for all the world… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015 - 8:43 am

Watch Boots’ Larger-Than-Life Tonight Show Performance

This time last year, Boots was the mysterious producer behind so many of the sounds on Beyoncé's self-titled album. But now he's stepped out on his own, making his Motorcycle Jesus short film and releasing its EP-length soundtrack. And last night, Boots was the musical guest on The Tonight Show. Boots cites Queens Of The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015 - 9:54 am

Watch Modest Mouse Play “Lampshades On Fire” On The Tonight Show

During all the years they spent between albums, Modest Mouse never really stopped touring. So now that it's time to promote their new Strangers To Ourselves, they're a polished and locked-in live band. Last night, they squeezed their full nine-piece touring lineup onto Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show stage and played "Lampshades On Fire," their obtusely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 8:44 am

Watch Tobias Jesso Jr.’s TV Debut With The Roots On Fallon

L.A. singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. made his late-night television debut last night with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. He performed "How Could You Babe" with a little bit of help from the Roots and some backup singers, who help to put a fuller spin on the Goon track. "I heard this song on the internet… More »

By: James Rettig / February 27, 2015 - 8:48 am

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Watch The Weeknd’s Passionate “Earned It” Performance On Fallon

While Drake was busy releasing an entire album on us in the dead of night, the Weeknd was holding down the October's Very Own fort with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. Abel Tesfaye performed "Earned It," one of his soundtrack contributions to Fifty Shades Of Grey, which comes out this weekend. Watch his performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015 - 9:10 am

Watch Mark Ronson & Mystikal Funk Up The Tonight Show

Mark Ronson released his album Uptown Special back in January, and if you're unfamiliar with Ronson's backstory, then Tom's Album Of The Week review is well worth your time. Breaking from the endless (though not unwelcome) string of televised "Uptown Funk!" performances, Ronson instead brought Mystikal to The Tonight Show to perform the James Brow… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Jack White Play An Unhinged “That Black Bat Licorice” On The Tonight Show

Jack White is getting to be nearly as tight with Jimmy Fallon as he always has been with Conan O'Brien. Last year, White appeared on Fallon's Tonight Show twice: Once with Neil Young, and once on his own. And last night, White was back on the show again, keeping the promotional cycle for his LazarettoMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 8:57 am

Watch Neil Young And Jimmy Fallon As Neil Young Perform “Old Man” On The Tonight Show

It had to happen eventually. Jimmy Fallon has been doing his eerily accurate Neil Young impression on late night TV for several years, often with big special guests. And while Young has been on Fallon's show before, he's never sat side-by-side with Fallon's fake version of himself before. That changed last night, as the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 9:01 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions Of Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Big Sean

Make no mistake: Within the next decade or so, Broadway will get a Rock Of Ages-style rap jukebox musical. It already sort of happened with the Tupac musical that flopped last year. Last night on The Tonight Show, we saw some version of how the final product might look, and it was pure hell. Old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 9:37 am

Watch Panda Bear’s Reliably Strange Tonight Show Performance

No matter how big Panda Bear gets, there's always going to be a deep whiff of warehouse-DIY weirdness to everything he does. When Panda was on The Tonight Show last night, for instance, it might've been cool if he'd figured out a way to sing with the Roots backing him up or something like that. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 8:43 am

Watch Joey Bada$$ Play The Tonight Show With BJ The Chicago Kid & The Roots

Right now, the Malia Obama selfie story is threatening to overwhelm everything else about Joey Bada$$, including the impending release of his debut album B4.DA.$$. But Bada$$ is doing what he can to turn the conversation back to his music, and last night, he made a big move to push things back in that direction. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015 - 9:08 am

Watch Ghostface Killah Play The Tonight Show Without The Roots

Rappers who perform on The Tonight Show have a unique opportunity: They get to rap in front of the Roots, probably the greatest live rap band of all time. Ghostface Killah evidently doesn't care. Last night, he was on The Tonight Show with a live band, but that live band was not the Roots, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2015 - 9:44 am

Watch Big K.R.I.T. Play The Tonight Show With Raphael Saadiq & The Roots

Last night, a whole lot of understated and laid-back rap and R&B craftsmen descended upon Rockefeller Plaza. Big K.R.I.T. was the musical guest on last night's episode of The Tonight Show, and he performed "Soul Food," the elegant and heartfelt Saadiq collab from his 2014 album Cadillactica. Saadiq joined him onstage, singing and playing guitar,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015 - 9:24 am
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