Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno’s fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon’s first musical guest on the show was a big one: U2, there to hype up their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album. The band played two songs, and they did both in notable fashion. For their… More »
UPDATE: Last night Bono reportedly told Showbiz 411 U2’s new album is now coming in June.
Last night Hollywood gathered for the 71st annual Golden Globes, that annual mishmash of movie and TV awards that’s slightly less reverent and/or relevant than the Oscars or Emmys. The big musical winner wa… More »
Arcade Fire’s James Murphy-produced double LP Reflektor is just one month away, and tonight the band returned to SNL for their first television appearance (and first live gig outside of those secret Salsathèque shows) in support of the album. Before performing the monstrous new single “Reflektor” with Colin Stetson and Owen Pallett, they appeared i… More »
This weekend’s 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live will mark Tina Fey’s fourth time hosting and Arcade Fire’s fourth time as musical guests. We’ve only heard one song from Reflektor so that means we’ll hear an Arcade Fire song for the first time on the broadcast. SNL will have some firsts, too: Cecily Strong… More »
In recent weeks, Community actor and general all-around funny dude Donald Glover has been making more and more of a case for his Childish Gambino rap project, releasing tracks with people like Schoolboy Q, Heems, and a suddenly-rapping-again Beck. And today, he releases his brand-new Royalty mixtape, which features collaborations with a whole ton of… More »
30 Rock is usually Videogum’s beat, except when someone like RAC (whom we know well) remixes Tracy Morgan and Donald Glover’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” Which is what happened, and what we have here. The track comes as a bonus commemoration of the show’s official soundtrack, a two-disc release featuring the show’s supplemental score along with… More »
Jimmy Fallon’s done some impressive musical impressions on Late Night, so he brought out a few more for the Emmy Awards last night. He used Elton John, Boyz II Men, and Green Day to eulogize some of the big shows that ended this year (and recycled the 40oz pour out he used when saying goodbye… More »