In a big move for late night TV, Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show last night. On the debut episode Will Smith was a guest and he was presented with one of Chris Farren's (Fake Problems) "The Smiths" shirts ... kinda amazing. Congrats Chris! If you want a shirt you can pick one up here.
In case you missed it, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Woods" and a whole different version of "Holocene" with The Roots. You can watch the web-exclusive version of the latter here.
I’m sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys. The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I want to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.
The one-hour "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” will announce nominees in several categories and feature performances from Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Katy Perry, and others. It will air at 10 PM EST on the East Coast (and 10 PM PST for the West Coast) on CBS. What are you predictions? You can find my predictions for the major four categories in the replies.
Katy Perry performed at the AMAs last night in what appears to be a mixture of a Japanese kimono and a Chinese cheongsam. You know what the online response is going to be right? Not good.
And because of that, some are calling Perry's performance racist. One Twitter user (via The Huffington Post) said Perry "nailed the traditionally ignorant costume of a white pop singer." Another also asked, "why are you dressed like a geisha katy perry. why. for what. #thisisracist like horribly obviously racist." [SIC]
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical drama series called The Noise for The CW. The show "chronicles the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound."
Arcade Fire debuted four new songs in total from their upcoming LP Reflektor tonight. First they were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they performed the title track from the album as well as "Afterlife." Following that the band debuted "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and balls-to-the-wall rocker "Normal People" on a concert special broadcast by NBC immediately after SNL. The concert included a variety of pretty random celebrity cameos (including Michael Cera, Bono, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Zach Galifinakis and more) as well as a lot of bizarre but exuberant dancing both in the band and the audience alike. If you watched either SNL or the concert...
The National will be appearing in and playing themselves (including an acoustic performance of "This Is The Last Time") in the upcoming October 1st episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch a behind the scenes video in the replies.
On last night's Late Show with David Letterman, MGMT wore cool sunglasses indoors and played its new song, "Your Life Is A Lie," which is off the band's upcoming self-titled record (in stores September 17th). You can watch video of the performance in the replies.