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Watch Morrissey Return To American TV On The Tonight Show

Morrissey’s last TV appearance was on the Italian show Gazebo last year, and before last night, he hadn’t been on a proper American TV show since he was on Letterman in January 2013. But last night, with a Madison Square Garden performance coming up, he popped up on The Tonight Show, dressing like a disco… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 8:48 am

Watch Major Lazer & MØ Do “Lean On” On Fallon

I’m going to miss the days when Major Lazer’s live show was just Diplo playing records and Skerrit Bwoy leaping off ladders while daggering. But the current-day three-producer version of Major Lazer has something that other version didn’t have: A geniune bona fide summer jam. “Lean On,” the group’s collaboration with DJ Snake and MØ… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2015 - 9:11 am

Watch Leon Bridges’ Ready-For-Prime-Time Tonight Show Performance

The Texan retro-soul singer Leon Bridges seems destined for big things. His entire aesthetic seems beamed in directly from 1963, which is not an accident, and he’s a confident enough revivalist to tackle the sorts of sounds that old masters like Sam Cooke once introduced. Bridges’ debut album Coming Home comes out today, and last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2015 - 9:59 am

James Taylor Celebrates First #1 Album By Sitting On A Seesaw With James Taylor

James Taylor released his first album 47 years ago. In the years since, he’s racked up a ton of accolades and sold ridiculous numbers of albums. His 1976 Greatest Hits album has sold 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. But that’s finally about to change. As Billboard reports, Taylor’s new album Before This World,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2015 - 9:14 am

Watch Courtney Barnett Kick Ass On The Tonight Show

Courtney Barnett reliably brings it every time she shows up on TV, and last night was no exception. She was on The Tonight Show to promote Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, one of the year’s best albums. And with her touring power trio, she bashed the fuck out of “PedestrianMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 9:06 am

Watch A$AP Rocky Do “L$D” & “Jukebox Joints” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

A few weeks ago, A$AP Rocky released At.Long.Last.A$AP, one of 2015’s great nighttime-driving albums. And last night, he made his first late-night TV appearance to promote it. He made it count. It doesn’t always work when the Roots play backup for rappers on The Tonight Show, since their full-band sound doesn’t always work for electronic,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 8:38 am

Kacey Musgraves – “Biscuits” Video

Same Trailer, Different Park, the 2013 album from the country singer Kacey Musgraves, was one of the breeziest and smartest and most charming mainstream country records I’ve heard in years. Later this month, she’ll follow it up with a new one called Pageant Material, and today she’s unveiled the video for its exceedingly amiable first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Watch Alabama Shakes Pour Their Souls Out On Jimmy Fallon

Alabama Shakes’ fantastic sophomore album Sound & Color recently made it all the way up to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and they stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night while in the midst of a worldwide tour to prove why they earned that designation wholeheartedly. Brittany Howard gives her everything for their performance of… More »

By: James Rettig / June 9, 2015 - 10:06 am

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By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Watch Florence + The Machine Perform “Ship To Wreck” On Jimmy Fallon

Florence + The Machine just released their really solid new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, and Florence Welch is starting to make the late-night rounds, thankfully without the stool that she had to drag around to her appearances on Saturday Night Live and Jools Holland. She was already back on her feet earlier… More »

By: James Rettig / June 3, 2015 - 8:58 am

Jimmy Fallon Imagines An Ed Sheeran Album Even Worse Than X

British wimp-folk superstar Ed Sheeran might not be as big as his friend Taylor Swift yet, but he his big enough for Jimmy Fallon to bring him in for comedy bits on The Tonight Show. Last night, Fallon did a whole imaginary infomercial dedicated to the idea that it would be funny if Sheeran covered… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 9:27 am

Watch Sting Sing “Roxanne” Ragtime Style With Jimmy Fallon, “Every Breath You Take” With James Corden

Sting popped up on two late-night TV shows this week to do old Police songs in new ways. First, he appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden immediately following Letterman’s final show, performing “Every Breath You Take” acoustic in front of the Letterman studio, with Corden frequently interrupting in an effort to make… More »

By: James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Watch Janelle Monáe & Jidenna Do “Yoga” With The Roots On Fallon

A few years ago, Janelle Monáe teamed with the Roots to cover Jimi Hendrix on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show. Monáe and the Roots have a real chemistry, and she’s always such a great live show, so it was cool to see her back with the Roots on last night’s Tonight Show. And she gave… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2015 - 9:03 am

Watch Faith No More Perform “Superhero” Dressed In All-White On Fallon

Faith No More locked down some coordinated outfits for their appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night, wearing all-white while surrounded by flowers that seemed to cover almost every inch of the stage. They did “Superhero,” their new single off of Sol Invictus, the band’s first album in 18 years that comes out next week. For… More »

By: James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 9:30 am

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Do “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive” On Fallon

After an appearance on Kimmel at the beginning of last month, Death Cab For Cutie continued their late-night talk show circuit in support of Kintsugi with a performance on Fallon last night. The newly revamped band did what felt like a particularly dramatic rendition of “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive.” Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / May 12, 2015 - 8:53 am

Watch Highlights From The Tonight Show’s All-U2 Episode

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Fallon was dedicated to all things U2, after they had to cancel their scheduled week-long residency last year in the wake of Bono’s bicycle accident. We already knew pretty much everything that was going to go down since they did most of it in public — U2 did two sketches:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Perform “Lock All The Doors” On Fallon

Noel Gallagher took a break from sounding off about pop culture for a minute to perform on last night’s episode of Jimmy Fallon. The former Oasis member and his High Flying Birds did their Chasing Yesterday highlight “Lock All The Doors,” and the audience seemed crazy receptive to the band’s energy. Watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / May 7, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch Fetty Wap & The Roots Play “Trap Queen” On The Tonight Show

“Trap Queen,” the single from the Paterson, New Jersey sing-rapper Fetty Wap, has had quite a journey, graduating from street hit to genuine crossover smash. And now, months after its release, Fetty Wap has had a pretty incredible couple of days. First, there was the “Trap Queen” remix, with verses from Azealia Banks and Gucci… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 8:51 am

U2 Busked In The NYC Subway Last Night

U2 will make their rescheduled Tonight Show appearance this Friday and, since the show isn’t taping that day, the band has been getting segments ready over the past few days for the episode, which will be entirely dedicated to them. (They’re making up for a whole week that they lost after Bono’s injury.) They were… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 9:37 am

Watch Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon Recreate Extreme’s “More Than Words” Video

Extreme’s video for the 1990 if-you-really-loved-me-we’d-fuck power ballad “More Than Words” is one of those absolutely ineffable early-’90s pop culture artifacts. If you were the right age at the time (between nine and 14, I’d say), you probably know every second of that video, even if you don’t quite realize that you do. And last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 7:07 am
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