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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
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…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 9:56 am

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…
James Rettig | March 8, 2014 - 4:15 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

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,…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2014 - 7:43 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2014 - 12:58 pm

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 Bo…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm
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