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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 »

Questlove remembers the exact moment when the Roots became passé. In Mo’ Meta Blues, the memoir he published last year, the renowned drummer, bandleader, producer, DJ, and all-around music geek flashes back to the filming of Michel Gondry’s concert film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2004:… More »

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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…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 10:34 am
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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…
James Rettig | May 7, 2015 - 8:47 am
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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.
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…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 9:37 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2015 - 7:07 am
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Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show

When Blur played The Tonight Show last week, the whole massive expanded ensemble reconvened backstage to record an unplugged rendition of "Tender," the timeless opening…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 5:07 pm
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Bono Recreated His Bike Accident With Jimmy Fallon For Tonight Show Sketch

Bono suffered a serious hand injury in a Central Park bike crash last year, one that he's still struggling with as U2 prepare to launch…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 11:43 am
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Watch My Morning Jacket Play “Compound Fracture” On Jimmy Fallon

My Morning Jacket's new album, The Waterfall, comes out next week, and they made a celebratory stop by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last…
James Rettig | May 2, 2015 - 9:59 am
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U2 Have Rescheduled Their Cancelled Tonight Show Visit For Next Week

U2 are getting ready to embark on a worldwide tour in a few weeks, but they’re tying off some loose ends stateside first. Back i…
James Rettig | May 1, 2015 - 6:44 pm
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Watch Blur Reassemble, In All Their Glory, On The Tonight Show

Blur have landed! The Britpop greats have only played two U.S. shows since their 2009 reunion (both at Coachella), and they haven't been on America…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 8:32 am
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Watch Big Sean Play Pictionary, Perform “One Man Can Change The World” On Fallon

Still nursing the wounds from his recent split with Ariana Grande, Big Sean made an appearance on Fallon last night to perform his Dark Sky
James Rettig | April 21, 2015 - 7:30 am

Watch St. Vincent Perform “Teenage Talk” On Fallon With Teenage Backup Dancers

St. Vincent was the musical guest on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon, where she performed her new song "Teenage Talk." (The full version of…
James Rettig | April 7, 2015 - 8:29 am
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Game Theory Of Thrones: Watch The Roots Recap Last Season In Under Two Minutes

The next season of Game Of Thrones will be upon us in a little over a week's time, but it's admittedly kind of hard to…
James Rettig | April 2, 2015 - 5:44 pm
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Meet Pharrell & Jimmy Fallon’s Fake ’80s Duo Afro & Deziak

Sometimes it seems like Jimmy Fallon is secretly gunning for a career in music. Between his killer Neil Young impression and all his experience with…
Caitlin White | April 2, 2015 - 10:44 am

Watch A Locked-In Alt-J Play “Every Other Freckle” On The Tonight Show

On Monday night, Alt-J played Madison Square Garden and sold it out, which is crazy. And last night, they did musical-guest duty on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 9:40 am
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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…
James Rettig | March 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 8:43 am
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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 o…
Tom Breihan | March 19, 2015 - 9:54 am
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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
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 8:44 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 8:48 am
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