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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 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…
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,…
James Rettig | November 4, 2014 - 9:22 am
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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…
Maggie Stamets | November 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 10:13 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 8:50 am

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…
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 9:17 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 17, 2014 - 8:54 am
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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 Fallo…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 9:39 am

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 a…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
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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…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 9:36 am
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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 occasio…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2014 - 9:07 am
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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…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 10:43 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 9:43 am
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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…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 8:55 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm
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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…
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 thi…
James Rettig | September 3, 2014 - 8:26 am
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