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11 Lesser-Known Songs That Showed Adam Schlesinger Was A Power-Pop Master

If Adam Schlesinger had only been in Fountains Of Wayne -- even if he'd only penned the title song from Tom Hanks' directorial debut That
Annie Zaleski | April 2, 2020 - 10:49 am

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Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

"Hey young people - you're getting older every second. It's what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you'll be all…
Chris DeVille | June 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm

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The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

On the heels of Jack White's new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss's first single "Love Interruption," we thought it was time…
Stereogum | February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

More Stephen Colbert stories

Watch Bruce Hornsby & The Shins’ James Mercer Perform A Stripped-Down “My Resolve” Together On Colbert

Last month, the soft-rock veteran and Grateful Dead collaborator Bruce Hornsby released Non-Secure Connection, a new album that features a fascinating range of collaborators. People…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2020 - 10:50 am

Watch Lucinda Williams Play A Supremely Grimy “You Can’t Rule Me” On Colbert & Cover The Clash’s “Straight To Hell” At Joe Strummer Tribute

Roots-rock eminemce Lucinda Williams came out with her new album Good Souls Better Angels back in the early days of the pandemic. It's one more…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2020 - 8:58 am

Watch Regina Spektor Perform Her 2002 Track “Prisoners” With A Dancer On Colbert

Regina Spektor has been off-cycle for a while now. Her most recent full-length was 2016's Remember Us To Life. She has put out a few…
James Rettig | August 19, 2020 - 10:37 am

Colbert Fires Music Booker After Tashaki Miyaki Singer Accuses Him Of Misconduct At CMJ 2010

Giovanni Cianci, who has been the producer in charge of booking musical performers for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert since 2017, has been fired…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 8:18 pm

Watch Phoebe Bridgers’ Willfully Ridiculous Colbert Performance

For the past few months, Phoebe Bridgers has been trying to promote her great new album Punisher while in quarantine, which doesn't seem like an…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2020 - 8:54 am

Watch The Chicks Talk About Dropping The “Dixie” & Perform “March March” On Colbert

Today, the Chicks, the trio formerly known as Dixie Chicks, released the new album Gaslighter. It's their first album in 14 years and their first…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2020 - 9:41 am

Nick Hakim Gives A Surreal Performance Of A Heavy Song On Colbert

Late-night TV performances in the quarantine era are basically low-budget music videos now. Although plenty of them are still equivalent to an artist going live…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2020 - 8:16 pm

Watch Mac DeMarco Debut New Song “Fooled By Love” With Jon Batiste On Colbert

Mac DeMarco has carved out quite the career for himself, hasn't he? One of the secrets of his enduring success is his knack for balladry.
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2020 - 3:32 pm

Michael Bolton Sang Excerpts From John Bolton’s Book

Adult contemporary singer Michael Bolton has really leaned into the self-aware comedy lane in recent years -- collabing with the Lonely Island, making a ridiculous
Peter Helman | June 24, 2020 - 8:24 pm

Watch Bright Eyes Give Their First Performance In Nine Years On Colbert

The last Bright Eyes show was at Honolulu's Hawaii Theatre, and it was in November of 2011. Since then, Conor Oberst's longtime project has been…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2020 - 9:05 am

Watch Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Remotely Rock Colbert

Reunions, the latest album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, is as great as you'd hope it would be. We ranked it highly on…
Chris DeVille | June 17, 2020 - 9:42 am

Livestream The John Prine Tribute Concert With Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Kurt Vile, & Many More

John Prine passed away a few months ago following complications with COVID-19. He's been honored with a good deal of cover songs and tributes since…
James Rettig | June 11, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Watch The Flaming Lips Play “Race For The Prize” In Quarantine-Ready Plastic Bubbles On Colbert

The problem of quarantine-era live shows is a tough one to figure out, but the Flaming Lips might've figured out the answer years ago. For…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2020 - 9:01 am

Watch Brian Wilson Perform “Love And Mercy” On Colbert

Stephen Colbert, like the rest of the late-night talk show hosts, has been getting musicians to perform from home during the pandemic. On Thursday night's…
James Rettig | June 4, 2020 - 11:33 pm

Watch TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Perform A Solo Loop-Pedal “Love Dog” On Colbert

It's been a while since we've heard from TV On The Radio. Seeds, the band's most recent album, came out way back in 2014. Many…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2020 - 9:10 am
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