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Watch David Byrne & The Atomic Bomb Band Cover William Onyeabor On Fallon

Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor has long been a cause célèbre among musicians including Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith, and David Byrne, and in the past year that celebration of Onyeabor's work has spilled out into the general public. Byrne's Luaka Bop label released the compilation Who Is William Onyeabor? last year, and this year ha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

Watch Courtney Barnett’s American TV Debut On The Tonight Show

Last year, the shambling, quizzical, brilliant Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett collected a bunch of her music into The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. She insisted it wasn't her debut album, but we gave it Album Of The Week anyway. Barnett played both Coachella weekends, despite Coachella maybe not being the best environment for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 10:54 am

Watch Future, Pusha T & The Roots Perform “Move That Dope” On The Tonight Show

"Move That Dope," the burping, twitching Future/Pusha T/Pharrell/Casino posse cut from Future's new album Honest, is easily my favorite single of the year, in any genre. And last night, Future and Pusha T appeared on The Tonight Show to perform a scaled-down version of the track with the Roots. (If you're Jimmy Fallon, the song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014 - 9:53 am

Watch Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic On The Tonight Show

Tonight, Nirvana will enter the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, possibly performing with Joan Jett filling in for Kurt Cobain. All this week, Jimmy Fallon is welcoming incoming Hall Of Famers to The Tonight Show, and last night, Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were there to sit on Fallon's couch for an interview. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 9:06 am

Watch Stevie Nicks And Jimmy Fallon (As Tom Petty) Recreate The “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” Video

This week The Tonight Show has booked talent from the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, which goes down in Brooklyn Thursday night. Stevie Nicks was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest tonight; at the Rock Hall event she'll pay tribute to Linda Rondstadt, who will not be attending because her Parkinson's disease makes travel… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2014 - 12:22 am

Watch Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Play Fallon With The Roots

Tomorrow night, Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will go into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. And last night, as part of The Tonight Show's week-long project of hosting as much of this year's Hall Of Fame incoming class as possible, Jimmy Fallon booked Islam as a musical guest. O… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014 - 11:14 am

Watch Nas, Q-Tip & The Roots Revisit Illmatic On The Tonight Show

Nas's beyond-classic debut Illmatic turns 20 this year, and he's celebrating by releasing a 20th-anniversary reissue and doing the album in full on tour. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Fallon's rebooted Tonight Show, performing the Illmatic track "One Love," which Q-Tip produced, with Tip himself sitting by his side and playing hypeman. And ofMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am

R&R HOF Inductees Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, Yusuf Islam, Kiss To Do Fallon This Week

On Thursday night, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will induct its 2014 class at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which means just about everyone who's still alive and going into the Hall is in New York this week. Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show is taking advantage of that fact and booking an incoming Hall Of Famer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 9:25 am

Watch Sky Ferreira Play The Tonight Show With Lasers

Sky Ferreira made her late night television debut on Late Night early last year, and last night she visited Jimmy Fallon's new home at The Tonight Show a more self-assured and dynamic performer. Plus: lasers. She sang Night Time, My Time's latest single "I Blame Myself" and in a backstage Q&A about the song reveal… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Watch The National Play The Tonight Show

Nearly a year after releasing their last album Trouble Will Find Me, the National are still showing up on late-night shows, partly because their new movie Mistaken For Strangers is dropping and partly because people just don't get tired of watching this band. Last night, they rolled through Jimmy Fallon's rebooted Tonight Show to smoulder… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014 - 9:20 am

Watch Vampire Weekend Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Vampire Weekend already performed "Unbelievers" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- twice -- and they gave it a spin on SNL last spring. So it would have been fun to hear them air out a different Modern Vampires Of The City gem upon their visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. ("Everlasting Arms,"… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014 - 8:52 am

Watch Beck Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Beck brought his Morning Phase to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night. Whereas he busted out "Blue Moon" and "Wave" on SNL, this time it was "Waking Light" with "Say Goodbye" as an online exclusive. Once again, J Tillman aka Father John Misty was in his band. Watch both songs below, where you'll also find… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

Watch Broken Bells Play Fallon

James Mercer and Danger Mouse stopped by Fallon last night to perform a shimmering, low-key version of "Holding On For Life," the lead single their second album as Broken Bells. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / March 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Watch Rick Ross Play The Tonight Show With The Roots

"The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross's new Jay Z collab, is a harder and more anthemic song than either Ross or Jay has any business making at this late-career date. And last night, appearing on Jimmy Fallon's newly reinvisioned Tonight Show, Ross really did look like the biggest rap star in the world (eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

How The Roots Got Over

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Watch Arcade Fire On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight Show has been stacked with stars of the rock (U2), pop (Lady Gaga), and country (Tim McGraw) variety. And although some might say they're "punching above their weight," Arcade Fire -- the festival-headlining possessors of two #1 albums and one Grammy for Album Of The Year… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014 - 7:43 am

Watch U2 Play Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show

Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest on the show was a big one: U2, there to hype up their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album. The band played two songs, and they did both in notable fashion. For their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

U2, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Booked For Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon‘s First Week

We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will take over the institution and move it back to its original home in New York next week, and The Hollywood Reporter has just pointed out the ridiculously stacked first-week guest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Watch Justin Vernon & The Roots Play “Holocene” On Fallon

On Friday night, Justin Vernon sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, doing a short and funkily reworked version of Bon Iver's "Woods" on the show. But as a treat for the live crowd, and for those of us currently watching stuff on the internet, the band also did a full… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

On Friday night, the guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were David Beckham, Inside Comedy host David Steinberg, Busta Rhymes, and a whole mess of NFL players. But for many of us, the coolest guest on the show was the one quietly blending in with the Roots: Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 10:46 am
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