Stephen Colbert Ends His First ‘Late Show’ with a Super jam Musical Number


Bandleaders Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, led an all-star jam for a joyful cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People.” The lineup included Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Beirut, Kyle Resnick, Ben Folds, Aloe Blacc, Derek Trucks and Colbert himself.

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David Letterman’s Top 10 Musical Moments

Originally Posted on Rolling Stone

From Sonny and Cher’s reunion to Future Islands’ freakout, the most memorable performances during Dave’s 33 years in late night

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When David Letterman permanently signs off the airwaves later this month, it won’t just be the end of one of the greatest comedy institutions in TV history — it’ll also close out an amazing showcase for musical talent. Nearly every episode of NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman and CBS’sLate Show With David Letterman had a musical guest, and it was the place where many Americans first saw everyone from R.E.M. and Weezer to Future Islands. We’ve put together 10 of the greatest musical moments from the shows’ history, and though the list is by no means complete — we could easily have gone to 100 — these are the performances we keep returning to over and over again.

R.E.M. – ‘So. Central Rain’ (1983)

To most people outside of Athens, Georgia and the college rock scene in the early Eighties, R.E.M. were a largely unknown band. But they did have enough buzz to earn a Letterman slot on October 6th, 1983, playing an early version of “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” off their sophomore albumReckoning — which wouldn’t actually hit shelves for another seven months. It was the band’s first time playing on network television, and it played a huge role in helping them reach a wider audience.

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Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black Star in Shot-for-Shot Remake Extreme’s of ‘More Than Words’ Video

Jack Black (l.) and Jimmy Fallon (r.) recreate the "More Than Words" music video.Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Tonight Show guest Jack Black on Monday for a shot-for-shot remake of the music video for Extreme’s hit “More Than Words.”

Black played Gary Cherone, while Fallon played Nuno Bettencourt, and both of their wig games were on FLEEK.

The original song won a Grammy Award, but it’s safe to say that the pair nailed the remake.

Idina Menzel & James Corden Do ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’

Menzel performed on the spot during last night’s Late Late Show without missing a note.

Their duet began when midway through their interview, Menzel asked Corden, “Have you had a good night?”

Answering, “I’ve really enjoyed it, in many ways I could say…” the host took the opportunity to burst into the Dirty Dancing anthem “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Menzel and Corden got in on the dancing action, too.

Florence + The Machine performs on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’

Florence Welch may have broken her foot during Coachella , but that hasn’t slowed down their performances. She sang sitting down during all of Coachella weekend two, and again last night on Later … with Jools Holland. 

How Big How Blue How Beautiful is due out June 2nd. Watch Welch perform ‘Ship To Wreck’ and ‘What Kind Of Man’

Madonna Performs ‘Holiday’ using Children’s Instruments and ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’ on The Tonight Show

Madonna and Jimmy sing Holiday with classroom instrumentsHer Madgesty joined the Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and his late night band, The Roots for a new take on her song “Holiday,” complete with children’s toys.

Madonna later returned to perform her song “B—h, I’m Madonna” with help from Diplo. She snaked through the halls flanked by dancers, eventually ending up on top of Fallon’s desk to do her thang.