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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 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
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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
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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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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…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2014 - 12:35 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 10:54 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2014 - 9:53 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2014 - 9:06 am
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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.
Scott Lapatine | April 10, 2014 - 12:22 am
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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, a…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2014 - 11:14 am
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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…
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’…
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
Scott Lapatine | April 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2014 - 9:20 am
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