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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

Watch The Afghan Whigs Bring The Darkness, Cover Fleetwood Mac On Kimmel

Barrel-chested throb-rock relics the Afghan Whigs remain one of the great sure bets on the indie rock touring circuit, and their muscular and soulfully sleazy attack sounds great in just about any context, including a random Monday night on late-night TV. Last night, the Whigs were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2015 - 8:53 am

Watch Kenny G And Warren G Perform “Regulate” Together On Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s Mash Up Monday series wrapped up this week, after a month filled with performances from Weezer & ZZ Top, Haim & Morris Day, and Aloe Blacc & Blackstreet. The final performance came courtesy of Kenny G and Warren G under the name “Kenny And Warren G.” Together, they did Warren G’s 1994… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015 - 9:21 am

Warren G & Kenny G Will Team Up For Jimmy Kimmel’s Final Mashup Monday

After a month of mashups that included Aloe Blacc & Blackstreet, Haim & Morris Day, and Weezer & ZZ Top, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will conclude its Mash Up Mondays series with rapper Warren G and Frappuccino creator Kenny G. Together, they’ll perform as “Kenny And Warren G” and will do Warren G’s Nate Dogg-featuring track… More »

By: James Rettig / February 21, 2015 - 9:28 am

Watch Aloe Blacc And Blackstreet Join Forces As Aloe Blaccstreet On Kimmel

In Jimmy Kimmel Live’s “Mash-Up Mondays” series, the show has been pairing younger performers with bands of an older vintage in pun-happy combinations. We’ve already seen Weezer with ZZ Top and Morris Day & The Time with HAIM. And on last night’s show, pop-soul singer Aloe Blacc teamed up with ’90s R&B kings Blackstreet, forming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 9:56 am

Watch Haim Join Morris Day As Morris Day And The Haim On Kimmel

Every Monday during February, Jimmy Kimmel Live! is putting together two very different artists to form a one-time-only supergroup. Last week, Weezer and ZZ Top joined forces. This week, the show paired up Haim (fresh off some Grammys red carpet shenanigans) and Morris Day to form Morris Day And The Haim. Haim mainly serve a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2015 - 8:27 am

Watch Charli XCX Dance With A Goofy Pink Cow On Kimmel

Charli XCX went for a Western theme on her Jimmy Kimmel performance last night, donning some ridiculously fun leopard-print pants and dancing onstage alongside a goofy pink cow, some cacti, and a boot. Even her backing band were all wearing cowboy hats. All of the Western stuff was a callback to her new video for… More »

By: James Rettig / February 4, 2015 - 9:17 am

Watch Weezer Join ZZ Top As Wee-Z Top On Jimmy Kimmel

How nervous would you have to be to stand in between Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill onstage? I imagine you’d be pretty fucking nervous! But last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo took on that challenge like a G. Weezer and ZZ Top performed together last night to begin the show’s “Mash UpMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Watch Drake, Haim, & Sia Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live aired another edition of its ridiculously popular Mean Tweets series, and it was their second one that focused exclusively on musicians. Drake, Haim, Sia, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and more read some harsh tweets from the dark recesses of the internet. For example: “Drake… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 12:19 am

Jimmy Kimmel To Pair Morris Day With Haim, Weezer With ZZ Top On “Mash Up Mondays”

Starting next month, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will debut “Mash Up Mondays,” a new musical performance series that will pair two very different artists as a one-time-only supergroup. “Wee-Z Top” will kick off the series on Monday 2/2 — if you didn’t guess already, that’s a combination of “Weezer” and “ZZ Top.” 2/9 brings “Morris Day… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 29, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Watch The Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Before going the traditional route and performing a track from their new album, the Decemberists did something a lot more fun on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. They decided to set some choice Youtube comments to song, creating something close to a musical equivalent of Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets series. Some comments they put… More »

By: James Rettig / January 23, 2015 - 8:37 am

Watch Jenny Lewis & Ryan Adams Play Kimmel Together

There was a lot happening on late-night TV last night, but we should not discount the rare chance to see Jenny Lewis singing next to Ryan Adams, the man who co-produced most of her great 2014 album The Voyager. Adams and Lewis have been touring and performing together lately. And last night, when Lewis wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch Alt-J Perform “Every Other Freckle” and “Left Hand Free” On Kimmel

Alt-rockers Alt-J released their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, a few months back, and they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night to perform two tracks from it. They did “Every Other Freckle” and “Left Hand Free” on Kimmel’s massive outdoor stage. Watch the performances below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 16, 2014 - 9:41 am

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Rock Convincingly On Kimmel

Remember when the Smashing Pumpkins did “Zero” on Saturday Night Live? Remember how great that was? People should put the Smashing Pumpkins on TV more often. Even if sometimes they do stuff like this. Further evidence: Billy Corgan and his current backing band were on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the outdoor festival stage and doing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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