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The Killers & Jimmy Kimmel – “Joel, The Lump of Coal” Video

The Killers have a tradition of releasing a charity Christmas single every year, and this year, they reached out to fellow Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel to help out. In the video below, we see the fruits of their collaborative songwriting session. The members of the Killers are no threat to host SNL anytime soon,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 9:34 am

Watch The New Basement Tapes Play Two Songs On Kimmel

The New Basement Tapes — which features Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford, among others — is a supergroup that exists entirely to finish up unfinished songs from Bob Dylan and the Band’s Basement Tapes. The group released its own Lost On The River album recently, and they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 9:52 am

Watch Courtney Love Tell Jimmy Kimmel About Making Up With Dave Grohl

Courtney Love has been taking a lot of acting jobs lately, and last night, she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a strictly nonmusical capacity. In her interview with Kimmel, she talked a bit about becoming friends, once again, with her old legal foe Dave Grohl. She patched things up with Grohl a bit at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

Watch Tears For Fears Play “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” & “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” On Kimmel

Tears For Fears released “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” on their 1989 record The Seeds Of Love, and last night they performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band also performed their classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” from 1985’s Songs From The Big Chair, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Watch Conor Oberst Zigzag Toward The Light On Kimmel

Conor Oberst stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform Upside Down Mountain track “Zigzagging Toward The Light.” It’s a faithful performance that suggests Oberst and his band would go over well at jam band festivals these days. Watch footage below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014 - 10:14 am

Watch Spandau Ballet Make Their First U.S. TV Appearance In Almost 30 Years On Kimmel

Spandau Ballet performed their 1980s hit single “True” and a new song called “This Is The Love” on Jimmy Kimmel last night. It was the British new wave group’s late-night debut and their first U.S. television appearance since 1985 when they played on Soul Train. They were there to promote their new greatest hits collectio… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Watch The Flaming Lips Bring The Beatles To Kimmel

The Flaming Lips wore their best Wizard Of Oz costumes for their performance on Kimmel last night. They did two covers from their Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, with help from Morgan Delt and Grace Potter. Watch them perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Lucy I… More »

By: James Rettig / November 1, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch Blood Orange And Samantha Urbani Perform “It Is What It Is” On Kimmel

Blood Orange and Samantha Urbani were the musical guests on last night’s Kimmel, and they brought four backup dancers with them. They sang Cupid Deluxe track “It Is What It Is” and gave a thoroughly mesmerizing performance with some very involved dancing. Hynes even does a guitar solo near the end. They also wore two… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014 - 9:51 am

Watch Taylor Swift Shut Down Hollywood Boulevard On Kimmel

Every once in a long while, Jimmy Kimmel Live gets a musical guest too big for its outdoor festival stage, and it has to throw up a stage in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard and wreck Los Angeles traffic for the day. That happened last night. Taylor Swift’s pop monolith 1989 looms ever closer, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 24, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch Tinashe & Schoolboy Q Perform “2 On” On Kimmel

Earlier this week, the L.A. singer Tinashe released Aquarius, maybe the year’s best R&B album. And last night, she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, with guest rapper Schoolboy Q, to perform her breakout single “2 On.” That song came out way back at the beginning of the year, but it’s had remarkable staying power, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014 - 9:21 am

Watch Weezer Break Out The Dual Guitar Solo On Kimmel

Yesterday, Weezer released their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. I haven’t read a single person claiming that the album sucks, and it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that about a Weezer album. So that should be cause for a celebration, and last night, the band marked… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Watch Disclosure & Mary J. Blige Team Up And Kick Ass On Kimmel

The alliance between Disclosure and Mary J. Blige isn’t anything anyone could’ve predicted, but it’s been yielding awesome things for the better part of a year now. Blige showed up on a new version of “F For You,” a highlight from Disclosure’s Settle album, at the beginning of the year. They, in turn, produced “RightMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 8:53 am

Watch Mastodon Bring Guitar Faces To Kimmel

People within the metal underground are always worrying that their scene is getting too friendly or commercialized. And to those people, I say: Don’t you want to see a bunch of face-tatted swamp-monster-looking motherfuckers ripping through faces on late-night TV? Because that’s what we got last night, and it was pretty great. Mastodon, who just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2014 - 9:34 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play “Break Me” And “Tarifa” On Kimmel

Sharon Van Etten stopped by Jimmy Kimmel on Friday night to perform two songs from her fantastic new album Are We There. She did emotional and low-key performances of “Tarifa” and “Break Me.” You can watch video of both below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014 - 11:17 am

Watch Bob Mould Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

The former Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman Bob Mould is a punk rock legend, and it turns out that he’s also really, really great at performing on late-night TV talk shows. Remember when he ripped through “I Don’t Know You Anymore” on Conan? Jesus. Ridiculous. Last night, Mould was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he once agai… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014 - 9:57 am

Watch Banks Make Her TV Debut On Kimmel

It’s hard to believe that, despite kicking around the blog world for over a year and releasing two EPs, Banks didn’t make her TV debut until last night on Kimmel to promote her upcoming debut full-length. The LA-based R&B singer/songwriter graced the late-night show’s outdoor stage to play “Beggin For Thread,” her poppiest song yet,… More »

By: James Rettig / August 8, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Disclosure And Sam Smith Play Jimmy Kimmel

“Latch,” Disclosure’s first single from debut album Settle, was released in the UK on 10/08/12 — about 21 months ago. The album itself came out 05/31/13 — about 14 months ago. And when we named “Latch” one of our favorite songs of 2013 — more than seven months ago — we were already noting how… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 5, 2014 - 10:06 am

Watch Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Play Three Hypnotic Eye Tunes On Kimmel

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers just released their new album Hypnotic Eye, and it’s about to be their first-ever #1. That’s probably not why Jimmy Kimmel Live made a big deal about featuring the band on last night’s episode. That probably had something to do with four decades of incredible songs. Rather than playing i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Self Released A New EP And Played Kimmel Last Night

Hey, remember Self? No. No, you probably don’t. You’re probably too young. It’s OK; I’ll fill you in. Self was the project of the Tennessee-based Matt Mahaffey, and he built himself up a serious cult following with his 1995 debut album Subliminal Plastic Motives, a piece of jagged, Beck-esque, bedroom-recorded cut-and-paste power pop. Self eventually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Watch Warren G Read Warren G. Harding’s Sex Letters On Kimmel

Recently, a large collection of explicit love letters written by Warren G. Harding was released by the Library Of Congress, and it’s become a popular late-night TV talking point. Jimmy Kimmel invited rapper Warren G to deliver smooth recitations of some of the letters, and the results are wonderful. It’s a nice follow-up to Spin’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 31, 2014 - 11:40 am
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