It was a particularly busy evening of music on our favorite late night television programs last night (May 19). Hip-hop, or should I say star-studded hip-hop collaborations, reigned especially supreme. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kwelli + Hi-Tek) w/ special guest Estelle dropped the rhymes from their newly released album Revolutions per Minute on Kimmel, while Damian Marley & Nas shared their own new album, Distant Relatives, on Leno. Yep, Leno actually had a worthwhile musical guest. Go figure.
On the over-the-hill yet sober front, Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots managed to make it through a performance of “Between The Lines”, the first single off the band’s forthcoming, self-titled sixth studio album. Yep, Weiland even kept on his shirt the entire time. Go figure.
And of course, as previously mentioned, perhaps the biggest highlight of the evening came in the form of Mumford & Son’s performance of “The Cave” on the music machine that is Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. J-Fal wins the night? No surprise there.
Watch clips from Reflection Eternal, Damian Marley & Nas, and Stone Temple Pilots’ respective performances below. Mumford & Sons here.
Reflection Eternal w/ Estelle – “Midnight Hour”
Damian Marley & Nas – “As We Enter”
Stone Temple Pilots – “Between the Lines”
Hat tip to The Audio Perv for video support…