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During the infamous 1999 Roseland show where Fiona Apple melted down onstage, her two opening acts were Jimmy Fallon and Jurassic 5, which is a weird thing to think about. And on last night's episode…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Norah Jones came through to perform the lounge-noir title track to her new Danger Mouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. It's the sort of…   Read Story »
Merrill Garbus's unhinged yawp turns out to be just about ideal for Afrobeat. The Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative are currently teaming up to release (RED) Hot + Fela, a new fundraising…   Read Story »
When someone stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, his house band -- the Roots -- always comes up with a clever musical spin for the guest's walkout. Sometimes, it's even too clever. In celebration…   Read Story »
Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and…   Read Story »
Friday night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the lovably fired-up Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. trotted out his hella-fun new single "I Got This." The Roots, a band uniquely well-suited…   Read Story »
At the Hollywood Bowl last night, Coldplay revived their acoustic, piano-led cover of "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" in memory of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who passed away yesterday. Watch…   Read Story »
Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon played host to the one guest who might potentially be more exciting than another Jawbox reunion: Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America.…   Read Story »
The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions took place in Cleveland Saturday night, and while there were a lot of no shows -- Faces' Rod Stewart, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chili Pepper John…   Read Story »
Bruce Springsteen's new recession-special album Wrecking Ball is out tomorrow, and it mostly concerns America's widening gulf between rich and poor. Appropriately enough, then, he's posted a…   Read Story »