David Letterman

Foo Fighters Close Out Last ‘Letterman’ with ‘Everlong’

Following their first performance of "Everlong" on The Late Show with David Letterman 15 years ago while the host was recovering from open-heart surgery, the Foo…
Harley Brown / May 21, 2015

Eddie Vedder Kicks Off Letterman’s Last Week With ‘Better Man’

Monday night marked David Letterman's third-to-last appearance as the host of the Late Show, and he continued his streak of stellar, sentimental guest musicians by having Pearl…
James Grebey / May 19, 2015

Tom Waits Pays Tribute to Departing David Letterman on New Song

Celebrated weirdo Tom Waits (whose 1985 Rain Dogs album SPIN recently named one of the 300 greatest of the last 30 years) and talk show…
Dan Weiss / May 15, 2015

First Aid Kit Treat ‘Letterman’ to Nostalgic Cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘America’

David Letterman's final days at the Late Show are already plenty nostalgic, but last night, First Aid Kit serenaded the legendary host with an especially touching throwback —…
James Grebey / May 8, 2015

Future Islands Make Glorious ‘Letterman’ Return and Release New Song

The last time Future Islands were on Late Show With David Letterman, it was a sight to behold. The Baltimore group's groovy synthpop and lead singer…
James Grebey / April 29, 2015

Elvis Costello Plays ‘Letterman’ for the 27th and Final Time

After 31 years in the host chair, David Letterman is leaving the Late Show in less than a month, so his final few musical guest…
James Grebey / April 24, 2015

David Letterman Confirms Musical Guests for Final ‘Late Show’ Episodes

Treasured late-night host (and friend to dancing musicians everywhere) David Letterman has announced the last round of acts for his final 28 episodes of the Late Show. Perhaps…
Rachel Brodsky / April 13, 2015

Watch Will Butler Blow David Letterman’s Mind With a Performance of ‘Take My Side’

In case anybody was on the verge of nodding off during last night's Late Show with David Letterman, Will Butler no doubt woke them up…
Rachel Brodsky / March 11, 2015

Twin Shadow Plays ‘Turn Me Up’ on ‘Letterman,’ Returns Turn-Up Favor to Dave and Crowd

Twin Shadow graced the Late Show With David Letterman stage last night, playing new song "Turn Me Up," from the upcoming album Eclipse. Playing in…
Andrew Unterberger / February 18, 2015

One Mo’Gin: A Look Back at D’Angelo’s TV Performances

D'Angelo's second coming in the wake of his sublime third LP Black Messiah continues: On Tuesday, we learned that the R&B great would be playing Saturday…
SPIN Staff / January 21, 2015

Sleater-Kinney Start ‘A New Wave’ on ‘Letterman’

Normally when you say someone did something "kicking and screaming," that's not such a good thing, but kicking and screaming is just what Sleater-Kinney do.
James Grebey / January 16, 2015

Ryn Weaver Makes Her Television Debut on ‘Letterman’

Ryn Weaver seems poised to have a big 2015. The young singer-songwriter made her presence last known with her debut EP, Promises, and the musical backing…
James Grebey / January 15, 2015

Foxygen Sing and Dance Like Maniacs on ‘Letterman’

Foxygen's lead singer Sam France is known for his borderline unhinged dancing when he performs live, and last night, the band brought the same hectic enthusiasm…
James Grebey / January 9, 2015

See Charli XCX Perform ‘Need Ur Love’ Atop a Piano for ‘Letterman’

Charli XCX may have an iffy understanding of how to spell "you're," but the Sucker singer certainly knows her showmanship. On Tuesday's Late Night with David Letterman the 22-year-old…
James Grebey / December 17, 2014

Watch the Wu-Tang Clan Cause a ‘Ruckus in B Minor’ On ‘Letterman’

The Wu-Tang Clan crashed the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night, in anticipation of their new album, A Better Tomorrow, which drops December 2.
James Grebey / November 26, 2014
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