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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…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2013 - 5:49 pm
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Daft Punk Didn’t Play Colbert Because They’ll Appear At The MTV Video Music Awards

UPDATE: Due to the fact that Robin Thicke's performance was taped last Tuesday, at which point he made a prescient comment about Daft Punk cancelling,…
Amrit Singh | August 7, 2013 - 10:02 am
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Daft Punk To Do Colbert Next Week

It's tough to imagine how this will work, exactly, since Daft Punk have never done the late-night show gauntlet. But Pitchfork reports that the duo…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 1:44 pm
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Watch The Postal Service Play The Colbert Report With Jenny Lewis

Back when the Postal Service recorded Give Up a decade ago, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello weren't famous enough to warrant TV time, either together…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2013 - 9:01 am
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Watch Paul McCartney Play Colbert

Last night, Paul McCartney more or less took over The Colbert Report for a special hour-long episode, which focused on a Wings reunion and featured…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2013 - 10:01 am
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Watch The National Play Colbert

Last night, a night after they served as musical guests on Letterman, the National returned to TV, bringing their debonair and sophisticated gloom-rock to The
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2013 - 9:00 am
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Watch Iggy And The Stooges On The Colbert Report

Iggy Pop has certain things in life figured out, and one of them is this: You don't attempt to go joke-for-joke with Stephen Colbert when…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2013 - 10:00 am
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Watch Dave Grohl On Colbert

Last night Dave Grohl appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about his new documentary Sound City. The film is about the now-closed legendary studio…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 14, 2013 - 10:57 am
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Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben "Bucket Of Laughs" Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am
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Watch Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon Cover “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” On Colbert

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert signed off his show with an old timey Christmas carol, "Good King Wencesles," joined by Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin. Last…
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2012 - 10:30 am
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Watch Michael Stipe, Mandy Patinkin & Stephen Colbert Sing “Good King Wencesles”

Michael Stipe pulled double duty yesterday in NYC, hitting MSG to duet "Losing My Religion" with Chris Martin at the 12.12.12. Concert after doing this…
Amrit Singh | December 13, 2012 - 11:26 am
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Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent On Colbert

Last night, David Byrne & St. Vincent took to The Colbert Report to play Love This Giant cuts "Who" and "Weekend In The Dust." They…
Corban Goble | November 2, 2012 - 9:26 am
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Watch Morrissey On Colbert

The combination of Stephen Colbert and Morrissey is such a stark, extreme contrast between two very different forms of archness that I'm surprised the universe…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2012 - 10:28 am
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Watch Ben Folds Five On Colbert

Last night, the reunited Ben Folds Five showed up on The Colbert Report, and during the interview segment, Colbert went right for the years-old there's-only-three-of-you…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2012 - 9:09 am

Watch The Flaming Lips On Colbert

It takes a certain panache to reel off zingers while you're lying down next to Wayne Coyne in a space capsule, but that's why Stephen…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2012 - 9:53 am
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Watch Santigold On Colbert

Last week, Stephen Colbert held his StePhest Colbchella festival on the U.S. Intrepid, and all week he's been showing performances from the festival on his…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 9:50 am

Watch Grizzly Bear Play StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustfest

Last night was Grizzly Bear's time to shine as part of Stephen Colbert's StePhest Colbchella '012 RocktAugustfest, and the group showed up to play three…
Corban Goble | August 15, 2012 - 9:16 am
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Grizzly Bear, Flaming Lips Set For StePhest Colbchella ‘012

By acting fast, Stephen Colbert is beating Coachella to the festival-on-a-boat thing. In just over a week, he'll have a seriously impressive lineup of artists…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2012 - 10:09 am
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Watch Nas On The Colbert Report

In nearly 20 years of rap stardom, Nas has never displayed anything much in the way of a sense of humor. But credit the man…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2012 - 10:09 am

Watch Regina Spektor Play Colbert

Last night, Regina Spektor became the latest entry in an ever-growing list of musicians who have shown up on The Colbert Report. During her quick…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2012 - 9:14 am
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