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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

“All About That Bass” is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor’s breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is –… More »

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Watch Talib Kweli & Rapsody Debut “Every Ghetto” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Because the Roots are the house band, The Tonight Show is always going to be a safe space for graduates of the late-'90s underground-rap wave.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2015 - 10:04 am

Watch Chvrches Perform “Leave A Trace” On Fallon

Chvrches just released their ridiculously good sophomore album Every Open Eye, and last night, the Scottish trio stopped by The Tonight Show to perform lead…
Peter Helman | October 3, 2015 - 10:47 am

Watch Black Simon & Garfunkel Sing “Can’t Feel My Face” With White Garfunkel

On The Tonight Show, the Roots members ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Douglas have a recurring bit called Black Simon & Garfunkel. They dress in mock…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 8:46 am

Watch Big Grams Perform “Fell In The Sun” With The Roots On Fallon

Big Grams is the supergroup formed by ATLien Big Boi and electropop duo Phantogram, and their debut self-titled EP is out today. Earlier this week…
Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 11:24 am

Watch Chris Cornell Perform “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” On Fallon

Chris Cornell's first solo album since 2009, Higher Truth, comes out today, and to celebrate he stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. We've…
James Rettig | September 18, 2015 - 10:14 am

Watch Duran Duran Perform “Pressure Off” On Fallon

While Run The Jewels and TV On The Radio were making magic over on Colbert, Duran Duran were doing whatever they do on Fallon. Their…
James Rettig | September 16, 2015 - 9:57 am

Watch Miguel’s Stunning Tonight Show Performance

Last night, Miguel was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and he showed the fuck up. He sang the low-key Girls soundtrack cut "Simplethings,"…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 11:07 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s History Of Rap 6

Every so often, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake get together to rap some hip-hop classics. The tradition started back in 2010, and the two of…
James Rettig | September 10, 2015 - 9:47 am

Watch Justin Bieber Perform “What Do You Mean” With The Roots, Take On ?uestlove In A Tonight Show Drum-Off

Last Friday, young lightning rod Justin Bieber dropped the graceful, sparkly, generally pretty great new single “What Do You Mean.” On Sunday night, he broke…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2015 - 9:22 am

Watch Vince Staples Play The Tonight Show With Jhené Aiko & The Roots

The airy R&B singer Jhené Aiko is really the only famous guest on Vince Staples' excellent new album Summertime '06. And "Lemme Know," the track…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 9:05 am

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Bestow The Gift Of Her Glorious Presence Unto The Tonight Show

Aww, you motherfuckers thought it was over! It's not over. Carly Rae Jepsen's insanely good pop album E•MO•TION comes out tomorrow, and last night, Jepse…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:21 am

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play “Losing Touch” On The Tonight Show

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his new solo album Momentary Masters, and last night, he was the musical guest on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 8:42 am

Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill Cover Nina Simone On The Tonight Show

Lauryn Hill has been in the music-business wilderness for more than a decade, and she only very rarely gives televised performances. (There was a Beatles
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 9:35 am

Watch Ashley Monroe Play A Rousing “Winning Streak” On Fallon

Tom Cruise's terrifying lip-syncing episode wasn't the only notable music moment on last night's Tonight Show. The night's musical guest was Ashley Monroe, the shar…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Watch Tom Cruise Lip Sync The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” On Fallon

If you've ever seen Rock Of Ages, you've seen the terrifying intensity that Tom Cruise brings when he's pretending to sing songs onscreen. And if…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 8:42 am

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…
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…
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,…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2015 - 9:14 am
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