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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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 5, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 21, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2014

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

Watch ScHoolboy Q Play Fallon

ScHoolboy Q landed on our latest Best Songs Of The Week with "Break The Bank," but it was another Oxymoron cut, the Chromatics-sampling "Man Of The Year," that the Black Hippy rapper took to Late Night last night. Watch Q make his network television debut backed by the Roots below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 25, 2014

Watch Disclosure Play Fallon With Sam Smith

Last night, the groups behind two of last year's best albums showed up on American late-night TV. First, there was Vampire Weekend on Kimmel. Then, there was the two Lawrence brothers of Disclosure, whose LP Settle persistently refuses to get old, making their U.S. TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2014

Watch Drake Play Beer Hockey On Fallon

Last night, Drake was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but he wasn't the musical guest. (That was Neon Trees, which yergh.) He was there for other reasons. Drake is hosting SNL tomorrow night, and so he was skulking around NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters anyway, and he's got a history as a fun FallonMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen Sing “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” And Talk Horse-Sized Ducks On Fallon

At this point, the best reason to look forward to a new Bruce Springsteen album might be the Springsteen-themed episodes of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that will inevitably follow. Last time around, Springsteen got a whole week on the show, and it included the famous moment where Springsteen and Fallon's Neil Young impressio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014

Watch London Grammar Play Fallon

The silky, restrained British trio London Grammar walks a line between synthpop and R&B that suggests, say, the xx if they spent a year straight listening to nothing but Sade. (They also collaborated with Disclosure on "Help Me Lose My Mind," which is reason enough to pay attention to them.) And as Americans learned… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014
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