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The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show’s last-ever segment, Colbert brought a vast and head-spinning array of celebrity guests to the stage, and they all teamed up to sing the 1939 standard “We’ll Meet Again.” (It’s the same song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Watch Stephen Colbert Sell Michael Stipe

Tonight, The Colbert Report will air its final episode, ending a nine-year run that’s made comedy history. Over the years, the former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has been such a frequent guest that the show has made a running joke out of it. (Colbert, upset about R.E.M.’s 2011 breakup, put Stipe in his permanent collection,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 9:21 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut A New Song On Colbert

Kendrick Lamar performed an untitled new song on The Colbert Report tonight. His appearance was announced last week as part of the talk show’s final week, and he’s the show’s last musical guest. The new song is very intense and the polar opposite of lead single “i,” opting for a minimal beat that gradually build… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2014 - 12:18 am

Kendrick Lamar Booked For Colbert Report‘s Final Week

To celebrate the final week of the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert has lined up some exciting guests for his last four shows, the first of which airs on Monday. According to New York Times reporter David Itzkoff (via Twitter) Kendrick Lamar will be the guest on the final Tuesday airing of the show. Other… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 11, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Watch Neil Young Visit The Colbert Report And Mad Money With Jim Cramer

Yesterday, Neil Young published his book Special Deluxe: A Memoir Of Life And Cars, and he spent the day in full media-blitz mode. After sitting to talk with Howard Stern for the first time ever, he visited two extremely disparate TV shows yesterday. On The Colbert Report, he was in full kooky-uncle mode, talking about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch Robert Plant Play Colbert

Robert Plant went on The Colbert Report last night to promote his latest solo album, Lullaby And … The Ceaseless Roar. He sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert (who asked him if he was always at “full Robert Plant-ness”) and talked about English poetry, his dog Arthur, and even gave the host a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 10, 2014 - 10:12 am

Watch Stephen Colbert Unleash The Dad Jokes Upon Tweedy

In his capacity as the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has been on The Colbert Report more than once. He was on again last night, this time as half of Tweedy, his new band with his son Spencer. Unsurprisingly, the whole idea of a father/son band gave Colbert a whole lot of material to work… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2014 - 10:08 am

Colbert Explains Obama’s ISIS Strategy In Terms Grunge Fans Can Understand

ISIS! Very scary, and somewhat confusing from a foreign policy perspective, right? Your buddy Stephen Colbert’s got you covered. In a segment on Tuesday night’s Colbert Report, the future Late Show host broke down President Obama’s rationale for attacking ISIS without congressional approval by way of a timely analogy in a year when Nirvana and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Watch Stephen Colbert Ask “Why Beck Sad?” And Give Beck A Hug

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report last night, and in addition to performing “The Heart Is A Drum” and “Heaven’s Ladder,” he also sat down for an interview. Beck described his new album as “a little quiet, a little bit slow, good for massages and aromatherapy,” while Colbert asked the question that everyone wants to… More »

By: James Rettig / July 29, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Chrissie Hynde On Colbert, Fallon

Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is putting out her new solo album, Stockholm, and she stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report to talk and perform some of those songs. Below you can watch her play the previously released singles “You Or No One” and “Dark Sunglasses” for Fallon and watch… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 6, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Black Keys Take Turn Blue To Colbert, Patrick Carney Says Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Fucking Bullshit

Patrick Carney, famously bespectacled drummer for the Black Keys, has made a habit lately of attacking easy pop targets. First, it was Justin Bieber. Now, it’s Michael Jackson’s retooled-throwaways collection Xscape, which, perhaps not coincidentally, shares a release date this week with the Black Keys’ new album Turn Blue. Here’s Carney telling Rolling Stone what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 9:40 am

Watch St. Vincent On Colbert

When she and David Byrne teamed up to release Love This Giant in 2012, St. Vincent showed up on The Colbert Report. A couple of weeks ago, St. Vincent made an appearance on the new Comedy Central game show @Midnight. But Annie Clark, you will be relieved to know, is not moving backwards in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 10:50 am

Watch U2 Play Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show

Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno’s fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon’s first musical guest on the show was a big one: U2, there to hype up their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album. The band played two songs, and they did both in notable fashion. For their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

Watch Pussy Riot On Colbert

Imagine being a member of Pussy Riot, being freed from a Siberian prison camp and then, in a matter of weeks, attempting to negotiate an interview with Stephen Colbert, a man whose particular form of humor must seem absolutely alien to these ladies. Or maybe not! Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, Colbert’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2014 - 8:59 am

Watch The National Play “Silver Bells” On Colbert

On The Colbert Report last night, the National continued their long quest to appear on every single TV show on Matt Berninger’s DVR queue. This is Christmas carol week on Colbert, which means Colbert will sing a holiday standard with a different guest every night. And last night, it was Berninger and the two Dessner… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2013 - 9:32 am

Watch M.I.A. On Colbert

M.I.A. may be one of the most politically charged artists on the popscape today, but there’s a reason she’s not really making the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. Last night, she was the guest on The Colbert Report, and things got a bit messy, especially when she said she’d never seen the show. The interview wasn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 21, 2013 - 9:14 am

Watch The Black Keys Compete To Give Stephen Colbert A Prostate Exam

Last week Today hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams on live TV to raise awareness for men’s health. In the name of November sweeps, Stephen Colbert one-upped that stunt on last night’s Colbert Report by pitting celebrities against each other for the right to examine his colon in an event called the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 11:01 am

Watch Arcade Fire On The Colbert Report

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen welcomed Win and Will Butler of the Reflektors — AKA “the Steely Dan of Canada” — who admit that that other popular Canadian band, Arcade Fire, are kind of pretentious. The brothers explain why their group is called the Reflektors and also have an album called Reflektor and a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2013 - 7:34 am

Arcade Fire Doing Colbert Report Next Week

Arcade Fire already have a Reflektor-supporting SNL appearance and concert special Here Comes The Night Time under their TV appearance belt and they’ll add to it on Monday, 10/21 with a stint on The Colbert Report. The band will have spent their weekend performing in Brooklyn as the Reflektors at an industrial space at 299… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 16, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Stephen Colbert Explains What Really Happened With Daft Punk

UPDATE: VMAs executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We don’t put restrictions on anyone. I just think that we’re talking to them about a moment and then things sort of change. I would not describe that as MTV putting restrictions on people — it was up to that artist and their management what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2013 - 5:49 pm
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