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It never topped Billboard’s Hot 100, didn’t receive any Grammy nominations, and wasn’t among YouTube’s 10 most popular music videos this year, but in 2015 Drake’s “Hotline Bling” dominated online culture like no other song.

This huffy, nineteen85-produced one-off had an inauspicious mid-summer debut on Beats 1’s OVO Sound Radio, where it was… More »

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 »

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Watch Wilco Play “I’m The Man Who Loves You” Backstage At The Tonight Show

Wilco brought their alt-country charm to The Tonight Show last week, playing "Cars Can't Escape" and "A Magazine Called Sunset" on the broadcast. Today we…
Maggie Stamets | November 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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Watch Sturgill Simpson Get Intense And Grizzled On Fallon

The most talked-about musical performance from last night's Tonight Show is definitely Daniel Radcliffe randomly rapping Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics." But the best one was probably…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap The Shit Out Of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On The Tonight Show

This must be late-'90s underground rap week. First, we've got El-P doing his best work ever with RTJ2, and Harry Potter's out here doing a…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 8:50 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy Play Charades With Ewan McGregor, Wilco Perform On The Tonight Show

Jeff Tweedy took a break from promoting his new Tweedy album to promote Wilco's 20th anniversary on last night's episode of Fallon. He even put…
James Rettig | October 28, 2014 - 9:17 am
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Watch Sting Turn Classic Ringtones Into Stingtones

Sting was one of the guests on The Tonight Show last night, and Jimmy Fallon decided to have him play a little game where Sting…
James Rettig | October 17, 2014 - 8:54 am
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Watch Sam Smith Sing “I’m Not The Only One” On The Tonight Show

It's pretty crazy how big Sam Smith has gotten in the past year. He made his late-night TV debut back in January when Jimmy Fallon…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch Radiohead’s Philip Selway Play The Tonight Show With The Dap-Kings

Along with the Beatles and Genesis and the Eagles, Radiohead are the rare band where the drummer can make a respectable go of it as…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
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Watch Lucinda Williams Play With The Roots On Fallon

Lucinda Williams was the musical guest on last night's Fallon, and the host called the singer-songwriter one of his favorites. She performed "Protection" off of…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 9:36 am
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Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ Very Strange Tonight Show Performance

Yesterday, Julian Casablancas released the self-consciously wacky and all-over-the-place Tyranny, his first album with his new backing band the Voidz. And they marked the occasion…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Watch The Black Keys Cover Edwyn Collins For Fallon

The Black Keys took a break from their current U.S. tour to bring their brand of crunchy rock to Fallon last night. They performed "Gotta…
James Rettig | September 23, 2014 - 10:43 am

Watch Public Enemy Do “Public Enemy No. 1″ With The Roots On Fallon

1987's "Public Enemy No. 1" was the first single from Long Island's Public Enemy. The group recorded the track before they got explicitly political, but…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 9:43 am
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The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"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
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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Watch The Replacements Play “Alex Chilton” On The Tonight Show

Just like they teased, the Replacements played live on NBC last night as the musical guests on Jimmy Fallon. It's the first time they appeared…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 8:55 am
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U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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The Replacements To Play 30 Rock For The First Time Since SNL Ban

The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986 after a drunken performance in which they forgot entire verses, mumbled lyrics, and cursed at…
James Rettig | September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm
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Watch Jeezy & Future Dedicate “No Tears” To Joan Rivers On The Tonight Show

Joan Rivers was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show, going all the way back to the mid-'60s Jack Paar era, and so the show…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon & Adam Levine Play Wheel Of Musical Impressions

On his show last night, Jimmy Fallon introduced a new music-themed iteration of his game Wheel Of Impressions. Fallon and a musical guest (in this…
James Rettig | September 3, 2014 - 8:26 am
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Watch Röyksopp & Robyn Play “Do It Again” On Fallon

Röyksopp and Robyn brought their dance collaboration to Fallon last night and performed the title track from their new Do It Again mini-album. Robyn wore…
James Rettig | August 19, 2014 - 9:25 am
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Watch Ryan Adams Play “Gimme Something Good,” “My Wrecking Ball,” & “Kim” On Fallon

Ryan Adams stopped by Fallon last night to perform "Gimme Something Good" with his backing band, who are apparently now called the Shining. Or at…
James Rettig | August 14, 2014 - 8:54 am
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