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Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and friends (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Father Guido Sarducci) take on (in Stewart's words) "the country's 24-hour politico-pundit-perpetual-panic conflictinator," and basically give the middle finger to Glenn Beck. Reasonableness was at the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 30, 2010

Week In Tweedy: Colbert, Letterman, Farm Aid 25

Busy last few days for Jeff Tweedy. Farm Aid's 25th Anniversary show took place Saturday, with Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and Jeff Tweedy joining Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the annual awareness-raising concert. Tweedy performed solo, and dedicated "I'm The Man Who Loves You" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to his wife. Earlier this week… More »

By: jessica / October 7, 2010

Pavement Play Colbert, Stephen Grills Stephen

"Gold Soundz" was not the best song of the '90s. It wasn't even Pavement's best song of the '90s. (I'll make that claim without leaving the confines of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, let alone their larger output from the decade.) Whatever the final score, the reunited group chose the track for their performance on ColbertMore »

By: brandon / September 21, 2010

Vampire Weekend On Colbert

Vampire Weekend made to The Colbert Report last night, sharing a stage for the second time this week with Colbert (both were at O'Brien's Radio City Music Hall show earlier this week). As with the Hold Steady, Colbert did a quick interview with the band before they performed. Unlike his interview with the… More »

By: jessica / June 4, 2010

Vampire Weekend & Conan O’Brien Do “Walcott” @ Radio City Music Hall

The last time Scott and I went to Radio City Music Hall, we saw Peter Gabriel harness a spotlight with a mirrored power glove and bathe the crowd in its reflected light beam, backed by an orchestra, just days after this whole thing. So the first NYC stop of Conan's Legally Prohibited From BeingMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2010

Hold Steady Bring “Hurricane J,” Catholicism To Colbert

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert, who asked them about the title of their latest album, Heaven Is Whenever, and about Catholicism and spirituality in their music. Interestingly, Finn says he was raised Catholic and goes to church, but doesn't view Catholicism in a way… More »

By: jessica / May 14, 2010

Gorillaz Bring “Stylo” To The Colbert Report

Damon managed to bring the better part of the expansive crew that lined the Coachella stage for Gorillaz' headlining set to Colbert's tiny Comedy Central studio in Manhattan, here working through the buoyantly demented disco of "Stylo," armed as in Indio with Bobby Womack and the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon (and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 23, 2010

Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys

The two performed a very special rendition of "Empire State Of Mind (Part II)" on last night's Report. As Videogum pointed out, being white is hard, sure, but it can be so beautiful, too! Watch at ColbertNation.com starting 1m40 in. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2009

Elvis Costello Jams With The Roots, Colbert

The Roots and Elvis Costello are two tireless acts who are so in love with collaborating. These days you see Elvis join in jams on his Spectacle interview/performance show. Questo et al do it all the time at their Late Night digs, and if you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Dirty Projectors'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009

The Mountain Goats Perform “Psalms 40:2,” Discuss Suicidal Mountain Goats On Colbert

The Mountain Goats' Heretic Pride/Satanic Messiah followup The Life Of The World To Come came out yesterday. So far we've listened to the downcast, homeless nostalgia of "Genesis 3:23" and the totally devastating "Matthew 25:21." Out there spreading more verses, John Darnielle just performed the more upbeat, apocalyptic "Psalms 40:2" on TheMore »

By: brandon / October 7, 2009

Flaming Lips & Deerhunter Lock Horns Backstage (Plus Pictures From The Lips’ Naked Bicyclist Video Set)

Not one to hold his tongue, a new video finds Wayne Coyne backstage calling Bradford Cox (aka "Brad Fox," aka "Benny The Cocks") a dick. Cox returns the favor by explaining how "a magician guy" and "a guy in a giant clam costume" invaded his private space and terrorized him with a confetti gun at… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2009

Flaming Lips Take Embryonic To Colbert Nation

This past weekend we spent a few days in Wayne's world, Coyne and his fellow Flamers curating what was easily the most surreal, if not simply the best, US festival of 2009. With all due respect to the Lips, that has more to do with ATP's egalitarian and immersive experience than anything else, but… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2009

The Decemberists Return To The Colbert Report

Picking up on the good vibes left by 2006's Guitarmageddon showdown, Stephen invited back Chris Funk along with the rest of the Decemberists for an interview (Colin defends his 19th century fixation) and a performance of "The Wanting Comes in Waves" with Shara Worden last night. Watch at VideogumMore »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2009

Stephen Colbert Strokes Kyp Malone’s Beard

Stephen fulfilled the wish of many-a-Williamsburg-coffee-shop-hipster while interviewing TV On The Radio last night, calling Kyp's face-fro "like a vacation in a faraway forest" and seeming to get himself a "Colbert bump" in the process. After a cutely awkward interview, TVOTR rip through "Dancing Choose," making up for their slightly off SNL stop. EnjoyMore »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2009

Stephen Colbert And Paul McCartney Trade Unpleasantries

In the first of his new four-part series "Better Know A Beatle," Stephen sits down with Liverpudlian knight Paul McCartney. The interview does not go smoothly it is all very antagonistic (wink) but by the end we know who is Paul's favorite Beatle and that the Dalai Lama might be a cannibal. Watch. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2009

New Stephen Colbert – “Interview With Lawrence Lessig (Remix)”

In a recent interview with the IP guru, Stephen very seriously warned his audience to abstain from remixing the components of his conversation with Lawrence Lessig into a dance tune. So of course this happened. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2009

Kanye Vs. Colbert Televised Showdown Comes One Step Closer To Happening

There was the gauntlet throw and the Twitter baiting. Last night Stephen referenced both as he celebrated jumping to #2 on iTunes with his Xmas album, asked why you buy 808s when you could "just put a tin can to your ear and lean against a Pac-Man machine," and showcased his MC skills:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 5, 2008

Kanye Has A Question

Via KanYe West: Twitter: "who the fuck is Stephen Colbert?" As Alex Blagg points out this is absolutely in no way priming the pump for the inevitable Colbert/Kanye showdown on The Colbert Report, which we'll absolutely in no way inevitably blog about. Success! More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2008

Stephen Colbert Declares War On Kanye West

Stephen would like to thank Colbert Nation for making his Xmas album #1 on iTunes, except he can't because that slot belongs to "sunglasses mannequin Kanye West." In an effort to humble Kanye West, he's launching Operation: Humble Kanye West, which means everybody buy his Xmas album tomorrow at 5PM. Watch and learn. While… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2008

Feist Looked Like An Angel On A Colbert Christmas

Mostly because she played one, but your Gummys votes suggest you'd think so anyway. Leslie helped Stephen bring some musical cheer to his Xmas special last night, and later sprinkled angel's dust on his head which led to Stephen watching Elvis Costello get mauled by a bear outside his window. It's high concept… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2008