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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014

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. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014

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 Fallo… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014

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. More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 3, 2014

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 LettermanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2014

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

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

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

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

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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014

Watch The Black Keys Cover Edwyn Collins For Fallon

The Black Keys took a break from their current U.S. tour to bring their brand of crunchy rock to Fallon last night. They performed "Gotta Get Away" from their latest album, Turn Blue, and a cover of Edwyn Collins' '90s hit "A Girl Like You," which they've been performing at their live shows all… More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

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 More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014

Watch Public Enemy Do “Public Enemy No. 1″ With The Roots On Fallon

1987's "Public Enemy No. 1" was the first single from Long Island's Public Enemy. The group recorded the track before they got explicitly political, but its blaring, needling synth line laid the groundwork for the chaotic noise that the group would soon bring. Last night, to help promote a bigass Def Jam anniversary box set,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"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 i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014
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