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Chad Smith & Will Ferrell Set Fallon Drum-Off

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith look almost exactly like each other, to the point of confusion. This isn’t a particularly new story. The two end up at the top of every celebrity-lookalike list. But now, as Rolling Stone reports, they’re doing something about it: Holding a drum-off on The TonightMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Lily Allen Play ‘Hard Out Here” On The Tonight Show

Lily Allen is in New York promoting her new album, Sheezus, and tonight she’ll play the Highline Ballroom in her first U.S. show in five years. Yesterday morning she stopped by Today to perform “Our Time,” and last night she came to The Tonight Show to play the edgier (and far more controversial) “Hard Out… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 15, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Watch Jack White & Neil Young Cut A Record On The Tonight Show

Last month, Neil Young released A Letter Home, an album of old-timey covers recorded entirely in the straight-to-vinyl Voice-O-Graph booth at Jack White’s Third Man compound. And last night, Young and White found an interesting way to subvert the whole musical-guest thing when they appeared on The Tonight Show. They brought the booth to Jimmy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch tUnE-yArDs Perform “Water Fountain” On Fallon

tUnE-yArDs’ Nikki Nack came out this week, and last night Merrill Garbus and crew stopped by The Tonight Show to perform “Water Fountain” with the monster couch from the song’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse-inspired video. The Roots show up at the end. Watch a replay below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 10, 2014 - 10:13 am

Neil Young & Jack White To Appear On Fallon Together On Monday

Jimmy Fallon has been doing Neil Young for years now, but Young has never done Fallon. But on Monday, Young will make his Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon debut, and he’ll be joined by Jack White. The two artists/entrepreneurs will sit for a Q&A segment together to promote the new Third Man Records release AMore »

By: Michael Nelson / May 9, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Watch Coldplay Play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories comes out very soon, and the band’s handlers must know that they’ll have to pull out all the promotional stops if that thing is going to outsell the Frozen soundtrack in its first week. So last night, just a few nights after the band performed on Saturday Night Live, they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014 - 9:23 am

Watch Chvrches Play The Tonight Show

Recover,” the single that started everything for the Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches, is more than a year old now, but it still sounds like a beam of crystalline light. The song worked as well as ever last night, when Chvrches took it to the stage on The Tonight Show. And as an online bonus, they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 9:48 am

Watch The Both Play The Tonight Show

Recently, power-pop superfriends Aimee Mann and Ted Leo teamed up to form a duo called the Both, and they released their self-titled debut album. Last night, they showed up on TV together for the first time, performing their catchy-as-all-hell single “Milwaukee” on The Tonight Show. A Ted Leo guitar solo is, as ever, a life-affirming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm

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
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