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The Flaming Lips Bring ‘Space Oddity,’ Chewbacca to the ‘Late Show’

The Flaming Lips brought their cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Frontman Wayne Coyne also returned to his perch on Chewbacca's…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2016

Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert Teach You How to Behave at Waffle House

Unlikely country duo Sturgill Simpson and Stephen Colbert played a new song on the Late Show last night. It's called "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads," and it's…
Anna Gaca / April 19, 2016

Savages Dominate ‘Colbert’ With Crackling Performance of ‘Adore’

London foursome Savages burned slow and sure through "Adore," one of the more smoldering cuts off of their most recent and sophomore album Adore Life, last night…
Harley Brown / March 30, 2016

Violent Femmes Share a New ‘Memory’ and an Old ‘Blister’ on ‘Colbert’

Milwaukee college-rock greats Violent Femmes appeared on Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Memory," the trio's latest single, from their upcoming comeback…
Andrew Unterberger / February 24, 2016

Courtney Barnett Reminds Us ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ on ‘Colbert’

Australia's premiere songwriter Courtney Barnett brought to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party," confirming once again…
Harley Brown / February 18, 2016

Kacey Musgraves, Fashionably ‘Late to the Party’ on ‘Colbert’

Last night, Kacey Musgraves made her Late Show With Stephen Colbert with a lovely performance of her gorgeously sighing Pageant Material highlight, "Late to the…
Andrew Unterberger / January 9, 2016

Killer Mike Discusses Barbershops, Bernie Sanders, and Parent-Teacher Meetings on ‘Colbert’

Would-be Georgia gubernatorial candidate and all-around civic activist Killer Mike made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he discussed…
Harley Brown / January 6, 2016

Run the Jewels Promise ‘Squawk the Jewels’ and More Oddball Remixes in New ‘Colbert’ Sketch

By now you've all heard of Meow the Jewels, Run the Jewels' remix of their outstanding sophomore album using nothing but cat sounds as backing beats, but Late…
James Grebey / September 17, 2015

Paul Simon and Stephen Colbert Dueted on ‘Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard’

For the past few weeks, fans have wondered who'd play last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert episode after the host noted that he'd booked a Paul…
Brennan Carley / September 12, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Will Be Stephen Colbert’s First Musical Guest on ‘The Late Show’

Stephen Colbert officially takes The Late Show stage on September 8, where he'll welcome Kendrick Lamar as his first musical guest, Variety reports. The scheduled appearance…
Rachel Brodsky / August 11, 2015

Pavement Invited to Reunite on Stephen Colbert’s New Show, Says Bob Nastanovich

Update: Bob Nastanovich has reached out via Twitter to clarify his comments on the podcast. "Not so fast. I hope I'm right," he explained. "No…
Colin Joyce / July 23, 2015

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem on Michigan Public Access Cable

Stephen Colbert may be minus one show on Comedy Central right now, but today he turned up on — of all things — a Michigan…
Rachel Brodsky / July 1, 2015

Stephen Colbert Hires Jon Batiste As ‘Late Show’ Bandleader

According to CBS, New Orleans musician Jon Batiste will lead the charge as Stephen Colbert's bandleader on the host's upcoming Late Show. For those unfamiliar with…
Brennan Carley / June 4, 2015

Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut a Brand-New Song on ‘The Colbert Report’

As The Colbert Report winds down its ten-season run, the Comedy Central talk show welcomed its final musical guest on Tuesday night: Kendrick Lamar. The…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2014

Neil Young and ‘Crazy Host’ Debate Saving the Earth on ‘The Colbert Report’

The conservative blowhard Stephen Colbert plays on his show seems like he would be Neil Young's worst nightmare. Yet the two managed to come together for a…
James Grebey / October 15, 2014

See Stephen Colbert Perform ‘The Ballad of Cliven Bundy’

Once more, the Cliven Bundy standoff crosses over into our world. Earlier this week, progressive author and activist Sean Shealy launched a Facebook page for…
Chris Martins / April 25, 2014

Congrats, Stephen Colbert: The Letterman Successor’s 13 Best Music Moments

Stephen Colbert will take over from David Letterman as the host of The Late Show, CBS has announced. The switch won't take place until after Letterman's…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2014

Watch St. Vincent Almost Force Stephen Colbert Out of Character

Annie Clark's interview on The Colbert Report last night, which you can watch above, starts with Stephen asking whether to call her St. Vincent or…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2014

The National Dust Off ‘Silver Bells’ With Gregg Allman on ‘Colbert’

The Colbert Report is celebrating the holidays with "Christmas Carol Week," a week-long series that pairs host Stephen Colbert with various musical guests for collaborative…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2013

The Black Keys Would Like to Examine Stephen Colbert’s Prostate

Ladies and gentlemen, the Brown Keys. Thursday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen dropped his "November Sweeps Prostacular," inspired by the theoretically ratings-boosting on-air colonoscopies recently…
Chris Martins / November 15, 2013
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