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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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015

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 Quee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2015

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,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 27, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015

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 Jame… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “I Am A River” On Fallon

The Foo Fighters promotional tour for Sonic Highways never seems to end: after a week-long residency on Letterman, an 8-episode HBO series, and appearances on Ellen, Howard Stern, and 60 Minutes, the band still thought it was necessary to make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, which they did last night. They… More »

By: James Rettig / December 19, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj Talk About Her Job At Red Lobster, Perform “Bed Of Lies” With Skylar Grey On Fallon

With The Pinkprint still fresh in our minds, Nicki Minaj stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night for an interview and a performance. During the interview, she talked about working as an office manager and a waitress at Red Lobster before making it big, and Fallon showed off Minaj's high school yearbook photo. She also… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014

Watch iLoveMakonnen Perform “Tuesday” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

iLoveMakonnen made his TV debut last night on The Tonight Show with a performance of his runaway hit "Tuesday." He was accompanied by the Roots. The performance comes on the heels of his Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the track. Makonnen wore a Santa hat in celebration of the season, and a TOPSZN… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014

Watch Rae Sremmurd Play The Tonight Show With The Roots

The young Mississippi rap duo Rae Sremmurd, who should really consider changing their name, have already escaped the one-hit wonder trap. "No Type," their recent single, is, if anything, a bigger deal than "No Flex Zone," the song that brought them to the game. And last night, the duo was in the strange positio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014

Watch Lorde Talk About The First Time She Met Taylor Swift, Perform “Yellow Flicker Beat” On Fallon

Fresh off a performance at the American Music Awards and the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde was interviewed and performed on Jimmy Fallon last night. She talked about the first time she met Taylor Swift at a Shake Shack in New York, that time she pretended to be… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014
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