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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

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 month. More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 10:43 am

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 this. A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

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 - 9:43 am

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 is --… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Watch The Replacements Play “Alex Chilton” On The Tonight Show

Just like they teased, the Replacements played live on NBC last night as the musical guests on Jimmy Fallon. It's the first time they appeared on the network since they were banned following their infamous drunken Saturday Night Live performance in 1986. It was also their first TV appearance together in 25 years. They did… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

The Replacements To Play 30 Rock For The First Time Since SNL Ban

The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986 after a drunken performance in which they forgot entire verses, mumbled lyrics, and cursed at the audience. In the band's oral history All Over But The Shouting, Bob Stinson recalled that night: "Lorne Michaels put food and flower baskets in our [hotel] rooms, free bar… More »

By: James Rettig / September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Watch Jeezy & Future Dedicate “No Tears” To Joan Rivers On The Tonight Show

Joan Rivers was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, going all the way back to the mid-'60s Jack Paar era, and so the show obviously had to pay her tribute on the night she died. But I'm pretty sure nobody expected that tribute would take the form of Jeezy telling the crowd to put… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Adam Levine Play Wheel Of Musical Impressions

On his show last night, Jimmy Fallon introduced a new music-themed iteration of his game Wheel Of Impressions. Fallon and a musical guest (in this case Adam Levine) go back and forth trying to do impressions of famous singers performing off-beat songs. Some of the matchups for the inaugural round included Frank Sinatra and "Head,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 3, 2014 - 8:26 am

Watch Röyksopp & Robyn Play “Do It Again” On Fallon

Röyksopp and Robyn brought their dance collaboration to Fallon last night and performed the title track from their new Do It Again mini-album. Robyn wore a mustard yellow jacket with leg warmers and chunky sneakers and danced pretty much the whole time, except for when she delivered the climax of the song laying down o… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014 - 9:25 am

Watch Ryan Adams Play “Gimme Something Good,” “My Wrecking Ball,” & “Kim” On Fallon

Ryan Adams stopped by Fallon last night to perform "Gimme Something Good" with his backing band, who are apparently now called the Shining. Or at least that's according to what Adams hinted at in a tweet before the show and the name Fallon used to introduce them. The song is from Adams' upcoming self-titled fourteenth… More »

By: James Rettig / August 14, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Kings Of Leon Play Fallon With Questlove Filling In For Injured Followill

Kings Of Leon played Fallon last night and recruited Questlove to fill in for injured drummer Nathan Followill, who was involved in a car accident last Saturday that forced the band to cancel their tour dates for the next few weeks. Despite that setback, the Southern rockers still showed up on the late-night show for… More »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 10:38 am

Watch A Pigtailed Young Thug Join T.I. & The Roots On The Tonight Show

First things first: Look at Young Thug. Look at him. He has his bleached pigtails done up in those Princess Leia buns. He is wearing the tightest clothes that any rapper has ever worn in public. He has a pink flag hanging out of his pants. The man is a street-rap star, and he i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 9:24 am

Watch Spoon’s Intimate “Inside Out” Performance For Fallon

I recently described They Want My Soul single "Inside Out" as "like looking at a reflection of a Spoon song on the face of the water." The song's excellence goes deeper than its floaty, shimmering production, though. Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel proved that with a stripped-down performance of the song backstage at Jimmy Fallon'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 5, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Watch Spoon Bring Otherworldly Swagger To The Tonight Show

Not too many bands can play on a Tonight Show stage and make it look like they're killing time on a random Monday night, but Spoon are one of the few. Today, the band's very good new album They Want My Soul finally comes out, and last night, the band was on Jimmy Fallon's show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 9:03 am

Watch Jenny Lewis Recreate The “Just One Of The Guys” Video On Fallon

Jenny Lewis took to The Tonight Show last night to herald today's release of her astounding The Voyager. She marked the occasion with a performance of Beck-produced lead single "Just One Of The Guys" that mimicked the song's great video, which marked Lewis' directorial debut. Her usual band was back in place of stand-ins Anne… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 29, 2014 - 11:08 am

Watch Tweedy Breeze Through “Summer Noon” On Fallon

Spencer Tweedy, son of Wilco frontman Jeff, has probably watched his dad perform on TV at least a handful of times. Last night, Jeff was on TV again, and Spencer was up there with him. The two Tweedys have formed the new band Tweedy together, and their Sukierae, their first album as a unit, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014 - 9:19 am

Watch Weezer Bring “Back To The Shack” To The Tonight Show

Weezer's new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End looms ever closer, and earlier this week, the band debuted its first single: the big, chunky back-to-basics statement "Back To The Shack." The denizens of our comments section put some serious time into figuring out whether this was a good song or what, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch Bleachers Play Fallon

Jack Antonoff continued his promotional tour for Bleachers' Strange Desire last night with a performance of album highlight "I Wanna Get Better" on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. The audio mix didn't do Antonoff's less-than-stellar vocals any favors, but the song remains a rush. Watch below, followed by a video in which Antonoff explains how he… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
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