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Paul Simon Stops By The Colbert Report

Mr. Simon continued being awesome with a stop over at Stephen Colbert's place last night. Paul was on hand to promote his new book Lyrics 1964-2008, a title which Colbert deemed utterly unpoetic (his suggestion: Word Salad Jazzmatron). Simon's stay spanned two segments. The first had Stephen ask Simon to defend some of hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2008

Jeff Tweedy Talks With Stephen Colbert, Premieres “Wilco The Song”

Last night Stephen Colbert welcomed Jeff Tweedy to his guest stool for a hard hitting interview in which he proposed new and more rocking names for the Wilco frontman (Jeff Silky or even better, Joffrey Velvet) and also questioned the political propriety of offering free MP3s on the Wilco site. ("Are you a socialist? ... More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2008

Elvis Costello, Feist, Toby Keith To Join For A Colbert Xmas

Stephen Colbert's very special Christmas Special, the one for which Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger is writing all the songs, just got a little more Special. The CC Insider (via Videogum) reports that Adam's tunes will be performed by singers of bloggable (see: Elvis Costello, Feist), excitable (see: John Legend), and jingoistic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2008

Retro Stephen Colbert Song On Rock Band

Stephen's '80s-era synth classic "Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)" is now available for free download to Rock Band. "Obama-sistible" next, please. (via Videogum)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2008

Adam Schlesinger To Write For The Colbert Report

No, not as a joke writer. But Adam Schlesinger does continue to write awesome songs for fun things. Adding to his resumé as Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony, and of course Grammy nominated songwriter, the Fountains Of Wayne singer-guitarist revealed to Paste he will pen tunes for The Colbert Report's Christmas Special. This is great… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 28, 2008

The Apples In Stereo Return To Colbert With Nothing New To Play

As Stephen likes to say, he's been a fan of the Apples In Stereo since way back when they were the Apples In Mono. Or at least, since way back to when Robert Schneider penned and performed the very special song "Stephen, Stephen" for the Colbert/Decemberists Guitarmageddon extravaganza. Yesterday the Apples returned to Stephen'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2008

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Colbert

Fresh off of SummerStage sans Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash showed up to The Colbert Report. Stephen had a special chair made for the occasion. He also graciously let the guys know "I forgive all of you for losing the Vietnam War," before asking about the current state of protest songs (tur… More »

By: brandon / July 31, 2008

Nas Brings Boxes and “Sly Fox” To Colbert

187,000 albums later, Nas has elbowed Lil Wayne and Coldplay out of the way for the top spot on the album charts this week. 620,127 signed petitions later, Nas has elbowed Stephen Colbert and Keith Olbermann out of the way for some room at the Bill O'Reilly Haters Ball. Yesterday Nas stacked all those… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 24, 2008

Rush Sign Stephen Colbert’s Hand, Perform “Tom Sawyer”

The other day I expressed my doubt that Neil Peart could fit his kit in Colbert's even-smaller-than-it-looks-on-TV studio. Well he did, but just barely. (Jimmy noted Neil has eight toms in seven sizes, and a custom 23" kick; later when asked how many pieces the kit has, Neil said "enough.") Last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2008

Rush Return To Television, Thanks To Stephen Colbert

People who like their music progressive and their politics satirically conservative should set their DVRs right now: Tomorrow night Rush end more than 30 years of TV absence with a performance for The Colbert Report. reports the band will perform "Tom Sawyer," and that this is their first appearance on American television since… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2008

Feist Performs On Colbert, Has Indie Rock DNA And Dual Citizenship

In Leslie's Colbert Report interview we learn that she received dual-citizenship for doing that iPod commercial (truthiness questionable), she uses the word "spangliness," she has indie rock "sewn up in [her] DNA," and her pyrotechnics aren't as impressive as Roger Waters's pyrotechnics. Also, she looks Patti Smith-esque in a tie. Feist also did a… More »

By: brandon / April 29, 2008

This Week The Roots Became Comedy Central’s House Band

The most fabulous Roots crew have a new record out soon, and it looks like they're raising awareness by any means necessary: whether that entails collaborating with a Fall Out boy (see "Birthday Girl"), enlisting a porn star in their video (ditto), or doing two live performances in three nights for Comedy Central. The… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2008

Stephen Colbert Uses R.E.M.’s Accelerate As A Cod Piece

Great R.E.M. interview? Or the greatest R.E.M. interview? The Athenians' charm offensive is on full throttle between the La Blogs and the happy, sort of bashful turns on the Today show and last night's Colbert, but there was something extra special about the stint with Stephen. Perhaps it took root in Colbert's towering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2008

A Shot Of The Arm

Our friend Lindsay was first to tip us off to this bit of Via Chicago-meets-Colbert Nation news, but it wasn't 'til reader Andrew T. sent us the full info -- along with the intro "My Sister-in-law Anne sent this to me after the Wilco show in Louisville last weekend. She is, without a doubt,… More »

By: Stereogum / September 25, 2007

Green Day Cover “The Simpsons Theme”

Remember that will-not-confirm-or-deny-anything 20th Century Fox intrigue over whether Green Day were in fact getting Groening'd? That lasted about two minutes? Internet's fun like that. The internet's also really good for radio rips, though this one's really only a few seconds long. Green Day's cover of the Danny Elfman penned theme to The SimpsonsMore »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2007

Get Colbert An iPhone

Today is iPhone day, no getting around that. There's the crazies camped out at Apple's SoHo and Midtown locations (whom we may go take pics of later today, why not), there's the luddites that think it's all nothing but tech hype ... and then there's Stephen Colbert, who's a satirical gadget-envy ridden mess. If you're… More »

By: Stereogum / June 29, 2007

Stephen Colbert Vs. Willie Nelson: “It’s Go Time, Pigtails”

Yep, Stephen Colbert once again is taking on a beloved music artist, but the catalyst for confrontation this time is Ben & Jerry's decision to release not one but TWO celebrity ice cream flavors this year: Colbert's Americone Dream, and Willie Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler. " I'm the celebrity this year," Colbert scoffed. Or… More »

By: Stereogum / March 20, 2007

Stephen Colbert On The Grammys

The essence of the NARAS shit show distilled. More »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2007

The Decemberists Vs. Stephen Colbert Rock & Awe: Countdown To Guitarmageddon

Last night's Colbert Report dedicated the ENTIRE show to settling the much-blogged feud between Stephen and hyperliterate prog rockers The Decemberists. That made for a lot of cameos. Everyone from Eliot Spitzer to Robert Schneider, who performed an opening tune about how handsome and truthy Stephen is. (Lyrics, anyone?). The show was surprisingly eh --… More »

By: Stereogum / December 21, 2006

Stephen & The Colberts Video – “Charlene”

Here's a vintage clip from Colbert's past life as part of the "noted 1980s new wave sensation Stephen & The Colberts," unearthed during the news anchor's response to The Decemberists counter challenge to Colbert's initial gauntlet slap. The Decemberists will be on the show 12/20 to settle the green screen showdown once… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2006