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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 performed… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 9:11 am

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 - 8:38 am

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 position of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014 - 10:11 am

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 Swift'… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 8:41 am

Watch Dej Loaf Play “Try Me” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Detroit rapper Dej Loaf's "Try Me," a prettily sleepy half-sung cloud-rap song about being ready to kill someone, has been a slow-burning hit for months. Last night, it actualized its potential. Dej Loaf was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and the Roots backed her up on "Try Me." She wore what appeared to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 10:06 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon Impersonate Bono, Play “Desire” With The Roots In U2’s Absence

Last Sunday, U2 announced that they would be unable to able to play a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show after Bono suffered a cycling accident in New York's Central Park. The Tonight Show has yet to announce when the residency will be rescheduled, but that uncertainty didn't prevent Jimmy Fallon from impersonating Bono. Fallo… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2014 - 11:05 am

Bono’s In Surgery Following Cycling Accident, U2’s Tonight Show Residency Canceled

U2 were scheduled to begin a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show this Monday 11/17, but that's been scrapped due to a bicycle accident Bono suffered today that required surgery. As Pitchfork points out, the band posted a note on its official site announcing that "a cycling spill" in Central Park left Bono's arm i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Watch Johnny Marr Play “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” On Fallon

Johnny Marr was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon last night. He trotted out the old Smiths track "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" off of his former band's 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come, and played "Easy Money" from his new solo record, Playland, which came out last month. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 10:38 am

Watch FKA twigs’ Incredible Tonight Show Performance

Late-night talk shows thrive on familiarity, and it's not easy to make a stage on one of those shows look like something we haven't seen before. Last night on Fallon, FKA twigs pulled it off. In her American TV debut, twigs sang "Two Weeks," the great single from her debut stunner LP1. And with a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014 - 9:08 am

Watch Stevie Nicks Bring The Gravity On The Tonight Show

Last night, classic rock eminence Stevie Nicks, who probably has a heavier presence now than she did when she was at the height of her fame, was the musical guest on The Tonight Show. Nicks was already on the show earlier this year, recreating the video for her Tom Petty duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 10:14 am

U2 Are Doing A Whole Week On The Tonight Show

U2 are the latest band to participate in a week-long residency for a late-night show. Foo Fighters kicked off the trend on Letterman in October, and Metallica announced last week that they will take over The Late Late Show at the end of the month. Jimmy Fallon… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch Wilco Play “I’m The Man Who Loves You” Backstage At The Tonight Show

Wilco brought their alt-country charm to The Tonight Show last week, playing "Cars Can't Escape" and "A Magazine Called Sunset" on the broadcast. Today we get more: In a crowded backstage room, the band played Yankee Hotel Foxtrot's "I'm The Man Who Loves You," which is now available to watch as a web exclusive. Check… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Watch Sturgill Simpson Get Intense And Grizzled On Fallon

The most talked-about musical performance from last night's Tonight Show is definitely Daniel Radcliffe randomly rapping Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics." But the best one was probably from the Kentucky singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson, whose album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music is one of the year's great stealth cult favorites and who's already appeared on Letterman and Conan. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014 - 10:13 am

Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap The Shit Out Of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On The Tonight Show

This must be late-'90s underground rap week. First, we've got El-P doing his best work ever with RTJ2, and Harry Potter's out here doing a Blackalicious song on The Tonight Show. If Shabaam Sahdeeq was ever going to stage a comeback, it better be now. "Alphabet Aerobics" is a classically gimmicky rap workout from Bay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014 - 8:50 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy Play Charades With Ewan McGregor, Wilco Perform On The Tonight Show

Jeff Tweedy took a break from promoting his new Tweedy album to promote Wilco's 20th anniversary on last night's episode of Fallon. He even put in more time than usual as a Tonight Show guest: In addition to performing "A Magazine Called Sunset" and "Cars Can't Escape" with the band, he also played charades with… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 9:17 am

Watch Sting Turn Classic Ringtones Into Stingtones

Sting was one of the guests on The Tonight Show last night, and Jimmy Fallon decided to have him play a little game where Sting would sing his own take on some classic cellphone ringtones (charmingly dubbed "Stingtones"). He does a pretty good job with it, and even jokingly points out the similarities between the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 17, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Sam Smith Sing “I’m Not The Only One” On The Tonight Show

It's pretty crazy how big Sam Smith has gotten in the past year. He made his late-night TV debut back in January when Jimmy Fallon was still behind the Late Night desk. Smith wasn't even performing solo then -- he was just there to support Disclosure on "Latch," which was over a year old the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch Radiohead’s Philip Selway Play The Tonight Show With The Dap-Kings

Along with the Beatles and Genesis and the Eagles, Radiohead are the rare band where the drummer can make a respectable go of it as a solo singer-songwriter. Radiohead skin-basher Philip Selway just released Weatherhouse, his second album of lovely, softhearted solo songs. And last night, he was the musical guest on The Tonight Show,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014 - 8:43 am

Watch Lucinda Williams Play With The Roots On Fallon

Lucinda Williams was the musical guest on last night's Fallon, and the host called the singer-songwriter one of his favorites. She performed "Protection" off of her new double LP, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, along with some assistance from the Roots. Watch the performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 9:36 am

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ Very Strange Tonight Show Performance

Yesterday, Julian Casablancas released the self-consciously wacky and all-over-the-place Tyranny, his first album with his new backing band the Voidz. And they marked the occasion by performing their gurgling-circus-music single "Where No Eagles Fly" on The Tonight Show. Casablancas wore a too-big denim vest with no shirt on underneath, and he kissed Fallon's hand instead… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014 - 9:07 am
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