Jimmy Fallon celebrates Rolling Stones with performances by Green Day, Phish
HollywoodNews.com: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will host a weeklong celebration of the Rolling Stones beginning May 10, saluting the re-release of the band’s 10th studio album “Exile on Main Street.” Regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock ‘n’ roll history and one of the most defining of the Stones’ catalogue, “Exile” will be available in the U.S. May 18. The weeklong event is being sponsored by Bud Light Golden Wheat, culminating in a special limited commercial broadcast on Friday, May 14th.
“We’re very excited that ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is devoting a special week to ‘Exile on Main Street’ with our new documentary ‘Stones In Exile’ premiering for the first time ever in the U.S. on Friday,” said the Rolling Stones.
Spotlighting tracks from the album, the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” musical guests will perform selected songs from “Exile on Main Street” each night during the week.
“Exile on Main Street was a defining album from the Rolling Stones. Its influence has only grown in the years since,” said Lorne Michaels, executive producer of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” “This is an opportunity to devote a week of television in appreciation of that seminal work.”
This new compilation features 10 tracks originally recorded during the “Exile” era and only recently discovered while working on the reissue project. The unearthed tracks which include such titles as “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following the River” and “Pass The Wine” have undergone a unique evolution, while staying true to the essence of the 1972 album. Alternate versions of “Soul Survivor” and “Loving Cup” are also part of the “Exile” bonus materials.
“Exile on Main Street is one of the greatest records of all time,” said Jimmy Fallon. “I am a huge Rolling Stones fan and it is a dream come true to celebrate the re-release of the album here at Late Night.”
Reprise Records’ four-time Grammy Award winning Green Day will kick things off on Monday, May 10. The trio is currently promoting the Broadway musical “American Idiot,” which opened on April 20 and Green Day: Rock Band, their upcoming video game due out June 8. Green Day will hit the road this summer, touring Europe in June and July before returning to the US and Canada in August.
“The Rolling Stones’ influence on music is undeniable,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “Being huge fans of the Stones, makes it even more exciting to kick off this special week and join Jimmy Fallon in paying tribute to them.”
In addition to the performance by Green Day on Monday, blues legend Taj Mahal will also perform a song from “Exile on Main Street,” backed by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” house band the Roots.
On Tuesday, “Late Night” will welcome three-time Grammy winner and country megastar Keith Urban. Urban recently released the fifth single, “I’m In,” from his multi-chart #1 album “Defying Gravity,” and kicked off his Summer Lovin’ 2010 tour, which includes some select dates with the Eagles, a special concert with John Mayer in Spokane, WA on August 28, and several solo shows. He will also be performing at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on June 9 in Nashville, TN.
Wednesday night, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will perform. Of late, the multiple Grammy winner has been trying her hand at acting with a three-episode story arc on ABC’s “Cougar Town,” and recently appeared as a guest judge on NBC’s “The Marriage Ref.” This summer she will release a new album, “100 Miles From Memphis,” and hit the road to play shows across the U.S. and Canada, including five concerts as a part of Lilith Fair.
Thursday will mark a rare on-air performance from rock band Phish. It will be the group’s first talk show appearance since 2004. Phish reformed in 2009 after nearly five years of separation and released the studio album “Joy.” Since then, the foursome has been touring extensively, bringing their renowned live show across the globe, and will release “Phish 3D,” a concert film, on April 30 for a one-week engagement in movie theaters nationwide. This summer they will continue touring, hitting several cities across the U.S.
Throughout the week, artists will sit in with the Roots. Scheduled to appear are Taj Mahal on Monday, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on Tuesday, the Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell on Wednesday, and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Dr. John on Thursday.
Rounding out the week, fans of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will have the unique opportunity to screen “Stones in Exile,” a documentary about “Exile on Main Street,” with Jimmy Fallon during a limited-commercial telecast on Friday, May 14. The film was developed to complement the release of the “Exile on Main Street” reissue. Fans will also be able to view the “Stones in Exile” DVD on June 22, released via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
The documentary features rare, never-before-seen archival film, photos and interviews as well as new conversations with the band and the artists they influence. Produced by Oscar -winning filmmaker John Battsek, Victoria Pearman, and directed by Stephen Kijak, who is known for award-winning work on Cinemania, and Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, “Stones in Exile” offers an uncommon glimpse into the lives of the band as they created one of the greatest albums of all time.