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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 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…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 9:25 am
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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…
James Rettig | August 14, 2014 - 8:54 am
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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…
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 10:38 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 9:24 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 9:03 am
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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…
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 wa…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 9:19 am
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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,…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2014 - 8:55 am
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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'…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
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Watch Sylvan Esso Play The Tonight Show With ?uestlove

A little while ago, Amealia Meath, of the Vermont folk harmonizers Mountain Man, and Nick Sanborn, of the rootsy North Carolina psychedelic rockers Megafaun, teamed…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
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Watch Jimmy Fallon As Neil Young Cover “Fancy” With Crosby, Stills, & Nash

Last night, the legendary '60s folk-rock vocal harmonizers Crosby, Stills & Nash were musical guests on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. This, of course, presented a…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2014 - 8:51 am
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Rick Rubin Confirms He’s Working On Kanye’s New Album, Describes Yeezus Sessions In Zane Lowe Interview

In an interview with BBC's Zane Lowe that's set to air next week, producer Rick Rubin confirmed that he's currently working the follow up to…
James Rettig | June 14, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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Watch Jack White’s Performance And Interview On The Tonight Show

Back when Conan O'Brien was hosing Late Night, Jack White showed up as often as he possibly could; the White Stripes, as it happens, were…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 9:31 am
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Watch Chrissie Hynde On Colbert, Fallon

Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is putting out her new solo album, Stockholm, and she stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert
Miles Bowe | June 6, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Watch Damon Albarn Do “This Is A Low” And “Lonely Press Play” On Fallon

Last night, Damon Albarn, already in New York for this weekend's Governors Ball festival, was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and he wa…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 9:46 am

Watch Soundgarden Bring Superunknown To Fallon

Soundgarden has been stretching out the Superunknown 20th anniversary celebration for many months, and that celebration continued last night on The Tonight Show in conjunctio…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 10:49 am
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Watch Ryan Lewis Ask Macklemore Fans Who Ryan Lewis Is

You might recall when Jimmy Kimmel sent Drake around in disguise to ask pedestrians what they thought of Drake. Last night Jimmy Fallon commissioned Macklemore'…
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 4:42 pm
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Watch Chad Smith & Will Ferrell’s Drum-Off, Red Hot Chili Peppers Play With The Roots On Fallon

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith have long found themselves near the top of every celebrity-lookalike listicle, and last week, we…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2014 - 8:57 am
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Watch The Roots Perform “Never” With A-Trak On The Tonight Show

It's not surprising, of course, that the Roots were on The Tonight Show last night. They're on The Tonight Show every night. But yesterday, the…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2014 - 11:03 am
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