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Watch José González’s Lovely Kimmel Performance

José González, the Swedish-Argentine crooner of blissed-out lullabies, released his Vestiges & Claws album back in February, but he didn’t get around to promoting it on American TV until last night, when he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On the show proper, he played his lovely lilting single “Leaf Off / The Cave,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 11:48 am

Watch Earl Sweatshirt & BADBADNOTGOOD’s Strange Kimmel Performance

Earl Sweatshirt’s new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside is a dark, twisty, insular piece of work, not exactly the sort of thing that lends itself to late-night TV. But Sweatshirt still popped up on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, doing three songs from the LP with the Toronto jazz-ra… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 9:31 am

Watch One-Night-Only MOR Supergroup Imagine REO SpeedDragons Play Jimmy Kimmel

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel Live revived its Mash-Up Mondays series for one night only. In the grand tradition of Wee-Z Top and Morris Day & The HAIM, the show found a way to combine two bands by forcibly mashing their names together. This time around, we got Imagine REO SpeedDragons, a grand combination of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 8:43 am

Prankster Covers Adam Levine In Sugar Outside Jimmy Kimmel

Maroon 5 have a new single called “Sugar.” And so when frontman Adam Levine was arriving at Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the song, some joker apparently ran at Levine and threw powdered sugar all over him, covering his clothes and one side of his face. This is obviously next-level pun work; we’re dealing with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2015 - 9:08 am

Jimmy Kimmel’s Bringing Back Mash Up Monday With Imagine REO Speedragons

Throughout February, Jimmy Kimmel Live! arranged a weekly spectacle called Mash Up Mondays in which two famous musical acts whose names could be combined into vaguely humorous puns joined forces for the night. The results included Wee-Z Top, Morris Day & The Haim, Aloe Blaccstreet, and Kenny and Warren G. Now that another TV swee… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Watch Modest Mouse Perform “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” & “Wicked Campaign” On Kimmel

Modest Mouse have been making TV appearances to promote their new album, Strangers To Ourselves, which was released in March. The band played on The Tonight Show, CBS This Morning, and The Late Show With James Corden. Last night, Modest Mouse performed two of the LP’s stand-out tracks “The Ground Walks, With Time In A… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 30, 2015 - 9:21 am

Watch Matt And Kim’s Joyous Balloon Party On Kimmel

Here’s something Matt And Kim should do during every show: Distribute balloons to everyone in the audience, and then get everyone to throw those balloons up in the air when the first note hits. The duo were once the most reliably fun warehouse band in Brooklyn, and now that they’re the type of group who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 9:49 am

Watch Nile Rodgers & Chic Get Disco-Euphoric On Kimmel

Nile Rodgers’ band Chic is a disco institution, and they were all over the nostalgia-tour circuit for years before their recent Daft Punk-spurred comeback. Last night, they were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and you should not be surprised to learn that they brought it onstage. On the show proper, they played the euphoric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 9:20 am

Watch The War On Drugs Shimmer Through Two Songs On Kimmel

This is the week in between Coachella weekends, which means a whole lot of great bands are spending the week in Southern California and happy to take late-night bookings. The War On Drugs’ sleepy, spacey sunset performance was a highlight of Coachella’s first day, and they recreated a bit of it last night on JimmyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Bring “Black Sun” And “No Room In Frame” To Jimmy Kimmel

While the best part of Jimmy Kimmel last night had to have been the Rihanna April Fool’s Day prank, Death Cab For Cutie also held their own on Kimmel’s outdoor stage. They did their Kintsugi singles “Black Sun” and “No Room On Frame,” and it’s only their second late-night appearance without the inimitable Chris Walla… More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch Rihanna Prank Jimmy Kimmel With A “Bitch Better Have My Money” Wake-Up Call

Jimmy Kimmel is a notorious prankster, so for this April Fool’s Day, Rihanna decided to turn the tables. She showed up at Kimmel’s house in the dead of night, snuck in with the help of his wife, and woke him up with a flashing-light filled performance of her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.”… More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 8:56 am

Watch Van Halen & David Lee Roth Bust Out “Hot For Teacher” & “Eruption” On Kimmel

Two nights ago, for the first time in decades, Van Halen played songs on TV with David Lee Roth singing for them. Jimmy Kimmel Live shut down Hollywood Boulevard so the band could play in all their appropriately tacky neon glamor. And last night, they did it again. For the second night in a row,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015 - 9:17 am

Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel

David Lee Roth rejoined Van Halen, righting a longstanding historic injustice, in 2007. But somehow, Diamond Dave had not performed on TV with his old band until last night, when they were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With the band performing on the show, Kimmel shut down Hollywood Boulevard and put a huge stage o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015 - 8:54 am

Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

It seems literally impossible that a DLR-fronted version of Van Halen have never before performed live on American television, but apparently that’s the case, because the band’s upcoming two-night stand on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live is being touted as “Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.” How is that… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 24, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Hear The Weeknd Debut A New Song At SXSW

Down in Austin this week, the Weeknd has been as busy as everyone else. During a set at a YouTube showcase, he debuted a new song that’s tentatively been titled “All Your Fault.” Based on the brief clip of a live recording that’s appeared online, it sounds good! The Weeknd also performed on last night’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Bill Murray Hits SXSW To Tell Jimmy Kimmel A Rick Ross Story

Bill Murray is legendary for, among many other things, making random and miragelike SXSW appearances — turning up at garage-rock shows to tend bar, say. And last night, he was a guest on one of the SXSW episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live. On the show, he told a vague story about trying to work with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 10:14 am

Watch Hannibal Buress Play Drums For Speedy Ortiz At SXSW

Presumably for the hell of it, the great stand-up comic and Broad City star Hannibal Buress, currently enjoying the festivities at SXSW, said on Twitter that he’d like to drum for a band. He was careful to note that he does not actually play drums. Speedy Ortiz frontwoman Sadie Dupuis took him up on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 4:56 pm

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Get SXSW Attendees To Rave About Vlad & The Putins, Cheez Wiz Khalifa, DJ Cialis, & Other Made-Up Acts

Every music festival emits an unnecessary air of pretension, but SXSW is probably the least easily mocked. No one’s walking around in a bikini and furry boots (and if they are, I haven’t seen them), and for the most part, Austin is crawling with industry folks, which makes Jimmy Kimmel punking attendees all the more… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 18, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Watch Spoon Play Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s First Austin Show

Back in June, Spoon were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they played “Rent I Pay” and “Rainy Taxi,” two of the songs from their album They Want My Soul. Last night, nine months later, Spoon were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they played “I Just Don’t Understand” and “Rainy Taxi,” two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 9:18 am

Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview where he addressed his relationship with Kanye West. During a lecture at Oxford earlier this month, West noted that the President “calls the home phone,” but Obama disputed that. Here’… More »

By: James Rettig / March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am
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