Overnight Pop music sensation FUN. performed the title song from their second album, Some Nights, on Jimmy Fallon last Friday, June 22nd. It was their first Fallon performance.
“Godmother of punk”, Joan Jett, joined Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters this week performing Jett’s early 80s solo hit (and TV’s Freaks and Geeks theme song) “Bad Reputation” on David Letterman here. The super charged Tuesday night performance reprised Jett’s appearance with Foo Fighters last Sunday at the latter’s Madison Square Garden gig. Both performances showed […]
Web sensation Kina Grannis flew back from a European tour to talk about her innovative jelly bean art music video and perform “In Your Arms” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I was in Paris, France,” Grannis said. “I was actually on a TV show there, and my manager John, pops in and he’s like, ‘Hey, […]
Before performing a flawless rendition of the sentimental 1943 standard “You’ll Never Know,” Michael Bublé, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa traded compliments. Regis and Kelly raved about first seeing Bublé eight years ago at the Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel when the buzz was beginning to grow about the Canadian jazz singer. But Bublé, […]
Chromeo, the Canadian disco throwback, recently teamed up with Solange Knowles to perform its dance number “When the Night Falls” here from the duo’s latest album Business Casual on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Featuring Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on lead vocal and guitar and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) on synthesizers and talk box (initially made famous […]
Jimmy Fallon has hosted all kinds of music on his show, but seeing Gwar perform their latest topical ditty “Hail Genocide” here from current album, Bloody Pit Of Horror, this past Friday takes the cake… and it was Gwar’s second appearance on Fallon! Gwar and I go back, I suspect further than either of us […]
Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon did it again, rapping a medley of old school and new hip-hop favourites with Jimmy’s house band, The Roots. They covered songs from the Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, JJ Fad, Nicki Minaj, Naughty By Nature & many more. Was it as good as Part 2?
Performing the second single “Underground” here from their just released new album, The Great Escape Artist, Jane’s Addiction proved that they can still shock and awe on David Letterman this past Monday. Eccentric frontman Perry Farrell, dressed in a silver trench coat, moved demonstrably about the stage with two provocatively clad women… resembling a bizarre […]
If you like good old fashioned 60’s pop/soul music don’t miss the great performance of “The Walk” by Mayer Hawthorne (aka Andrew Mayer Cohen) on Conan this past Monday! This guy knows how to channel his idols Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, and Mike Terry and can write like Holland, Dozier, and Holland. Born 20 years […]
Singing her new new single, “Mr. Know It All” and the 2004 hit “Since U Been Gone” from her second album, Breakaway, here on Ellen, Kelly Clarkson proved that the protracted wait for her just released fifth album, Stronger, was well worth it. Clarkson nailed both performances with the ease and aplomb one would expect […]
Looks and sounds like Gavin DeGraw has another hit brewing. If you didn’t see him perform “Not Over You” from his new album Sweeter on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night, take a look and listen here now. This latest addition to his repertoire of hits like “Follow Through”, “I Don’t Want To Be” and “Chariot” is […]
When David Letterman introduced them as a band who won 7 Grammys Tuesday night, it struck me that Coldplay has been around long enough to take for granted. But when they performed “Paradise” here, the second single from their forthcoming new album, Mylo Xyloto, it reminded me of how talented this basic four-piece band really […]