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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 the Tupac musical that flopped last year. Last night on The Tonight Show, we saw some version of how the final product might look, and it was pure hell. Old… More »

By: 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 was on The Tonight Show last night, for instance, it might’ve been cool if he’d figured out a way to sing with the Roots backing him up or something like that. More »

By: 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$$, including the impending release of his debut album B4.DA.$$. But Bada$$ is doing what he can to turn the conversation back to his music, and last night, he made a big move to push things back in that direction. More »

By: 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 rap band of all time. Ghostface Killah evidently doesn’t care. Last night, he was on The Tonight Show with a live band, but that live band was not the Roots, who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2015 - 9:44 am

Watch Big K.R.I.T. Play The Tonight Show With Raphael Saadiq & The Roots

Last night, a whole lot of understated and laid-back rap and R&B craftsmen descended upon Rockefeller Plaza. Big K.R.I.T. was the musical guest on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show, and he performed “Soul Food,” the elegant and heartfelt Saadiq collab from his 2014 album Cadillactica. Saadiq joined him onstage, singing and playing guitar,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015 - 9:24 am

Watch Foo Fighters Perform “I Am A River” On Fallon

The Foo Fighters promotional tour for Sonic Highways never seems to end: after a week-long residency on Letterman, an 8-episode HBO series, and appearances on Ellen, Howard Stern, and 60 Minutes, the band still thought it was necessary to make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, which they did last night. They performed “I Am A… More »

By: James Rettig / December 19, 2014 - 8:50 am

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
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