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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch Conor Oberst Play The Tonight Show

Today, Conor Oberst releases Upside Down Mountain, his new solo album. And last night, he was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, performing…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2014 - 11:20 am

Watch Elbow Perform And Discuss “New York Morning” On Fallon

Elbow stopped by Fallon on Friday for an emotional performance of "New York Morning" from their new album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.
James Rettig | May 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm

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…
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…
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 Ma…
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…
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
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 sto…
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…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 9:48 am
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