Stephen Colbert

Watch Stephen Colbert & Henry Rollins Sing “Carol Of The Bells”

We may, right now, be living through the beginning of Henry Rollins' David Hasselhoff/William Shatner phase -- the phase in which celebrities make a living…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2015 - 10:29 am
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Watch Squeeze Perform “Happy Days” On Colbert

UK new wavers Squeeze got back together again this year -- as they tend to do every so often -- but this time, they released…
James Rettig | December 16, 2015 - 10:13 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney’s Ass-Kicking Colbert Performance

At the beginning of the year, before they'd played a single reunion show, Sleater-Kinney got back together on the Late Show With David Letterman to…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2015 - 12:24 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile Play “Pretty Pimpin” On Colbert With J Mascis

All week, Dinosaur Jr. have been playing every night at New York's Bowery Ballroom and welcoming a parade of special guests to the stage. One…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 8:47 am
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Watch Joanna Newsom’s Dazzling Colbert Performance

Joanna Newsom might be married to a TV star, but her own television appearances are exceedingly rare things, especially in this country. So when we…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 8:50 am
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Watch My Morning Jacket Bring Guitar Firepower To Colbert

My Morning Jacket stopped by Stephen Colbert's Late Show last night to perform measured-then-explosive The Waterfall track "Tropics." And while they might never surpass that
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2015 - 9:46 am
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Watch Boots Perform “C.U.R.E.” On Colbert

Singer/producer Boots was launched into name recognition through his work on BeyoncĂ©'s self-titled album, and now, after working with Run The Jewels and FKA Twigs…
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 11:34 am

Watch James Taylor & Stephen Colbert Sing “Fire And Rain And Calzones”

James Taylor is a legend, but he's the kind of legend who knows how to keep a low profile and play it cool. We interviewed
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2015 - 3:52 pm
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Watch Public Image Ltd. Play “Double Trouble,” Bash Donald Trump On Colbert

Last night, The Tonight Show had Justin Bieber as its musical guest. And in what I guess you'd have to call counterprogramming, Stephen Colbert's Late
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch Shamir’s Ridiculously Fun Colbert Performance

My friend Nick Sylvester was once, I'd argue, the greatest rock critic of his generation. When he left behind music criticism, he became a writer…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2015 - 9:30 am
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Watch Ghost Perform “Cirice” On Colbert

Swedish metal band Ghost released their new album Meliora this summer, and last night, they made their American TV debut, performing first single "Cirice" on…
Peter Helman | October 31, 2015 - 6:24 pm
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Watch Alabama Shakes Howl Through A Showstopping “Joe” On Colbert

The very first night that Stephen Colbert took over David Letterman's old Late Show, he and an all-star band covered Sly And The Family Stone's…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2015 - 10:03 am
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Watch Carrie Brownstein Preview Her Traditional English Folk Album On Colbert

Does it really seem that unlikely that Carrie Brownstein would release an album of 16th-century English folk ballads? She does live in Portland, and she…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 9:13 am
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Chance The Rapper – “Angels” (Feat. Saba)

As promised, Chance The Rapper is performing a new track on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight. It's called "Angels," and it features Saba,…
Peter Helman | October 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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Chance The Rapper & Stephen Colbert Song Coming Soon

Chance The Rapper stopped by New York for his Family Matters tour yesterday, and he took some time to sit down with Ebro and Laura…
Peter Helman | October 24, 2015 - 10:59 am
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Watch Beach House Perform “One Thing” On Colbert

Beach House just released Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second LP in as many months, and last night, they showed up on The Late Show
Peter Helman | October 17, 2015 - 10:49 am
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Stephen Colbert & Jack Black Made A Political Anthem So Candidates Can Stop Pissing Off Rock Stars

In theory, choosing a campaign song should be easy; a presidential candidate should always select a song that sends a message like "this is the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 15, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Watch Tame Impala’s Lovely “The Less I Know The Better” Performance On Colbert

Let's take a moment out of our busy day to praise whoever lights the musical guests on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The person…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 9:34 am
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Watch Florence + The Machine Strip Down “What Kind Of Man” On Colbert

Florence + The Machine tend to be a barnstorming live act, and a huge one. When I saw Florence Welch at Coachella earlier this year,…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2015 - 8:57 am
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Watch The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Invent A Blind Old Blues Guy In A Colbert Skit

Dan Auerbach's new Black Keys side project the Arcs released their first album, Yours, Dreamily, a few weeks ago, and two days ago the band…
Peter Helman | September 27, 2015 - 9:48 pm
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