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Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Behind The Music Parody About Mumford & Sons’ Boy Band Origins

On their new album Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons made the switch from arena-folk to firmly generic Coldplay-core rock. As it turns out, though, that…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:43 am

Jimmy Kimmel Sketch Reveals The Real Story Behind “Jessie’s Girl”

Rick Springfield has a role in the upcoming Meryl Streep-starring rock film Ricki And The Flash and, to promote it, he participated in a sketch…
James Rettig | July 30, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator Rap The New Dr. Seuss Book In A Cat In The Hat Costume On Kimmel

Tyler, The Creator has his own sketch comedy show, so if he's the musical guest on your late-night talk show, there's a fair bet that…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2015 - 8:50 am

Watch Vince Staples Bring Gravitas To Jimmy Kimmel

Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples kicked off summertime '15 by returning to Jimmy Kimmel to perform two tracks off his new album, Summertime '06,…
Misha Sesar | July 2, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Watch Miguel Play Kimmel, Serenade Random Coffee Shop Customer

Miguel releases his pretty great new psychedelic R&B album Wildheart today. And last night, he was a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He performed…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2015 - 10:55 am

Jon Hamm Explains His Bonnaroo Gummi Bear Trick To Jimmy Kimmel

Now that Mad Men is over, Jon Hamm is free to be an incredibly handsome and charming man-about-town. He and Zach Galifianakis just had a…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

Watch Radiohead’s Philip Selway Play Two Songs On Kimmel

Philip Selway will always be best-known as Radiohead's drummer. But in recent years, he's also carved out a nice lane for himself by releasing a…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2015 - 10:06 am

Watch Tyler, The Creator Tell Jimmy Kimmel About Getting Fired From Starbucks

Last night was a weirdly busy one for rappers being guests on TV shows but not performing. Vince Staples was a panelist on The Nightly
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 9:37 am

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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 9:17 am
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