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Watch Nine Inch Nails Make Their Network TV Debut On Kimmel

Televised Nine Inch Nails performances have historically been rare things. There was Dance Party USA in 1989, the VMAs in 1999, and that’s pretty much it. Somehow, Trent Reznor has made it more than two decades into a career without ever performing on late-night TV, which is mind-boggling. That changed last night. Reznor and hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 8:45 am

Watch Jane’s Addiction Play Kimmel

Last Wednesday, 25 years and a couple of months since the release of Nothing’s Shocking, Jane’s Addiction were presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. “I think it’s awesome,” Perry Farrell told Rolling Stone about the honor, “but at the same time you have to remember it’s only a sidewalk.” True, but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 5, 2013 - 10:03 am

Watch Kings Of Leon Play Kimmel

Kings Of Leon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel last night in support of their sixth album, the recent Mechanical Bull. Below you can watch them play the tracks “Temple” and “Supersoaker.”… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 25, 2013 - 11:44 am

Watch 7 Days Of Funk (Snoop Dogg & DāM-FunK) Play Kimmel

Last week, we learned the news that the odd-but-somehow-right couple of Snoop Dogg and DāM-FunK have teamed up to form the retro-synth-funk duo 7 Days Of Funk. And last night, the duo made what I believe is their live debut, playing the giant outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live. There, they played their lead single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 10:33 am

Watch Sleigh Bells Play Kimmel

Sleigh Bells became a festival-crushing live act on the strength of just two people — or, more precisely, in the strength of Alexis Krauss’s obliterating charisma. So it’s a bit shocking to see the duo with a ton of other people onstage. Last night, Sleigh Bells were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2013 - 10:10 am

Watch Arctic Monkeys Play Kimmel

You absolutely should not be sleeping on AM, the sexy and muscular new album from the ridiculously popular British rock band Arctic Monkeys; to my ears, it’s their best album since their debut. And the band has also matured into a sharp, professional live act; they hit all their marks with absolute panache. Last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013 - 9:56 am

Watch Kanye On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Wednesday night we bore witness to the great Kimmel/West debate of 2013. Thirteen days after Keezus broadcast a parody of Yeezus’ BBC interview that sent the rapper into one of his patented Twitter tirades, Mr. West, rocking Ralph Lauren and his three-year-old grill, stopped by the talk show host’s late-night program to talk it out. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 10, 2013 - 12:46 am

Kanye West Is Really Pissed At Jimmy Kimmel

An old-school Kanye West Twitter rampage! It’s been forever since he’s done one of those! A couple of years ago, Kanye’s Twitter was a fascinating and quotable portal into the celebrity-genius brain, to the point where my colleague Jonah Weiner built an entire magazine-style profile for Slate entirely out of Twitter quotes. Lately, though, Kanye’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2013 - 9:16 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Play Kimmel

A big TV night for Justin Timberlake last night. He more or less took over Jimmy Kimmel Live, sitting for an interview with Kimmel and then playing a full set on Kimmel’s giant outdoor stage, essentially shutting downtown Los Angeles down in the process. On the show, he did recent singles “Take Back The Night“… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2013 - 10:05 am

Watch Paul McCartney Play Kimmel

Paul McCartney made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote his forthcoming album New — due out October 15th — and play a 15-song set that included both Beatles classics and solo work. McCartney and Kimmel chatted prior to the performance about the Beatles making their infamous first trip to Hollywood a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Watch Jim James Play Kimmel

Earlier this year, the My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James released Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, his proper solo debut. And all year, he’s been doing great work on the late-night circuit, giving dramatically staged renditions of its songs on all the talk shows. Last night, it was Jimmy Kimmel Live’s turn. Jame… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2013 - 10:49 am

Watch The Weeknd Play Kimmel

Abel Tesfaye, bka the Weeknd, made his U.S. television debut last night on Kimmel. The Toronto singer and his backing band did an airy outdoor performance of “Pretty” from his first proper full-length Kiss Land, which has, reportedly, sold 90k+ in its first week. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 13, 2013 - 10:45 am

Watch Holy Ghost! Play Kimmel

We wrote about the Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! last week in anticipation of their sophomore album Dynamics that was officially released today. Last night, the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to showcase two of their new tracks — “Okay” and “Changing Of The Guard.” Holy Ghost! will embark on a packed two-month tour… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 10, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Watch The National Play Kimmel

If you’ve been to a few big music festival in the past five or six years, you’ve probably seen the National play a huge outdoor stage like the one they played on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and you’ve probably noticed that they tend to sound incredible on those stages. On that stage, the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 10:20 am

Watch Queens Of The Stone Age Play Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel appears to be working on something resembling a beard, so it just makes sense that he’d devote a decent slice of his late-night show to swaggering stoner-rock. On last night’s episode, Queens Of The Stone Age got the big outdoor-stage treatment. On the show proper, the played “My God Is The Sun,” the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2013 - 9:33 am

Watch Rhye Make Their TV Debut On Kimmel

Not too long ago, the L.A.-based bedroom-R&B duo Rhye kept themselves anonymous, surrounding themselves with a cloak of mystery. But now they’re apparently comfortable enough to take the spotlight, as they made their TV debut on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “The Fall,” the soft, searching single from their album Woman. But… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013 - 10:19 am

Watch Iron And Wine Play Kimmel

Last night, Sam Beam brough Iron And Wine’s lush and accessible indie-folk to the big outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. And Beam rolled deep, bringing the biggest and most expansive backing band I’ve ever seen him use. Beam’s supporting players included a string section, a horn section, and a full complement of backup singers,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 10:31 am

Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Kimmel

Sydney natives Empire of the Sun brought their theatrical brand of fantasy synth-pop to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night in Los Angeles. Appearing in support of their sophomore album Ice On The Dunes, the band gave a dynamic performance of the record’s leading single, “Alive” (whose video is as epic and drugged out as one… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / June 19, 2013 - 11:58 am

Watch The Lonely Island & Alanis Morissette Play Kimmel

The Lonely Island started as a video thing, and they’ve almost never taken their act to a stage — any stage. Last night, however, they were musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed the hashtag-rap grammar-nerd anthem “Semicolon.” Solange, who sings on the song’s recorded version wasn’t there. Instead, Alanis Morissette, of all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 9:20 am

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Punk Hipster Poseurs At Coachella

The day I realized I was on the slow and steady path to becoming an adult was when I stopped feeling shame about not knowing what someone else was talking about. Whether it’s a book, or a band, or whatever falls into your wheelhouse of Things You Usually Know About, any conversation you’re going to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 23, 2013 - 2:46 pm
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