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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

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…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 9:10 am

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 i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 11, 2015 - 10:42 am

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 o…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2015 - 8:57 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2015 - 9:01 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 9:37 am

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 wa…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 8:43 am

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$$, including the impending release of his debut album B4.DA.$$.
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2015 - 9:08 am

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 ra…
Tom Breihan | January 9, 2015 - 9:44 am
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