Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight

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Phish will make their their first late-night television appearance since June 21, 2004 tonight, as part of Jimmy Fallon’s Tribute to Exile on Main Street Week. Fallon, who once starred with the band in a memorable SNL skit, is commemorating the current re-issue of the The Stones double-album on May 18, hosting different artists each night this week to cover a selection the iconic record. On Monday, Green Day played “Rip This Joint,” and on the same night, Fallon invited out special guest Taj Majal to join his house band, The Roots, in a sublime and soulful¬† cover of “Shine a Light.” On Tuesday, Keith Urban covered “Tumbling Dice” with Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell and last night, Sheryl Crow joined The Roots to cover “All Down the Line.” It shouldn’t come as a big surprise what song Phish will play, but we’ll let the events unfold.

Culminating the week tonight on Friday night, Fallon will air the premiere of “Stones In Exile,” a new documentary about the album’s recording sessions in the south of France amidst legendary drug use and debauchery. Having fled England to avoid paying income tax, the band drove to the French Riviera, setting up shop in Villa Nellcote, Keith Richards’ mansion by the sea. Despite the legendary decadence, the resulting work¬† has been exalted as a trendsetting record of the gritty, drugged-out scene that blossomed in the Seventies. Exile came first, spawning a generation of bad-boy imitators, but no one did it quite like the Stones. The documentary will air in full on Friday night.

6.21.94 - Ed Sullivan Theatre

The last time Phish played on late-night TV came on Letterman in June ’04 between SPAC and Deer Creek. Following their Beatles-esque midday performance atop the marquee of New York’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, Phish played “Scents and Subtle Sounds” off the newly-released Undermind. But the story of the gorgeous summer day was the mini-set Phish dropped in midtown Manhattan. After several run-thoroughs of “Scents and Subtle Sounds,” Phish gave the few thousand fans who gathered on the city block something to remember. There’s nothing quite like raging “Tweezer” amidst skyscrapers in The Big Apple. Click here to read more about this epic afternoon.


Jam of the Day:

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A festi-sized version that sparked the set of the weekend at Lemonwheel.




5.13.94 Hayden Square, Tempe, AZ < Megaupload

Let’s hop in the DeLorean and travel back sixteen years to the day to sneak a peak at Phish in Arizona.

I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Mound, Stash, If I Could, My Friend, My Friend, Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg

II: Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Peaches en Regalia, Scent of a Mule, You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Good Times Bad Times

E: Free Bird

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634 Responses to “Phish on Jimmy Fallon Tonight”

  1. garretc Says:

    Which one’s Pale Rider again? I’m pretty sure that’s one I’ve seen…

    Is that the one with the town next to the lake?

  2. garretc Says:

    I believe 12:30?

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    Each hour takes about one hour? REALLY?

    I’ve been thinking for years about what my next tatt should be; there may be contenders on that page

  4. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    Fallon comes on after Leno.

  5. garretc Says:

    And unfortunately not Conan…

  6. Mitch Says:

    oh shit. i just remembered i dont have cable for real. haha, before, it was coming out of the wall and just working. it stopped recently. damn.

  7. Mitch Says:

    nevermind. unplugged it a few weeks ago and forgot to put it back. haha. ms mango will get a kick outta that

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    so halcyon’s link reminds me…any of you used or heard of StumbleUpon?

    pretty cool thing. Based on ‘interests’ you check, it’ll give you random websites, which you can like or dislike. I’ve found some awesome stuff, and if it doesn’t interest me, I just click ‘stumble’ again. There’s a toolbar for Firefox, but I’d guess the website can be used through most/all browsers

  9. SillyWilly Says:

    I think, garretc.

    Its the one with the Christian miners and Clint Eastwood is the guardian angel.

    His movies are typically Christian themed I never picked that up

  10. ChefBradford Says:


  11. [Not Tom] Marshall Says:

    mitch – we’ve been over this before. You live in NYC – you can pick up about 20 channels for free with nothing but an antenna (assuming your TV has an internal tuner).

    You do have a TV right?

  12. garretc Says:

    Ahhh, that’s right! Ok, Pale Rider. With the 14 year old girl in love with him? Yeah, I gotcha now.

    I was thinking Unforgivable. That’s a good ‘un too! Slightly less Christian in its morals though, perhaps…

    Yeah man, I love stumble upon! Readicculusly easy to lose a couple hours on there w/o realizing it…

  13. SillyWilly Says:


    I don’t if Ive watched all of this one before.

    This movie has such a weird vibe to it. Its haunting or something.

  14. ChefBradford Says:

    I lost about three hours there a couple days ago. Came up with some fun shit though, for sure

    I’m still going through all the signs on the link haly posted

    y’all should check it out, hilarious stuff

  15. garretc Says:

    Yeah, at lot of those westerns are! Cause no matter how heroic the hero, and how grand his triumph over the black hats, everybody’s still living in wooden shacks in the middle of nowhere, and once the hero rides out of town there’s nothing stopping it from happening again…

    I was originally just gonna say it’s cause of all the literal shots of emptiness that westerns have, but I guess I decided to go for a bit of the grandiose!

  16. HarryHood Says:

    “nevermind. unplugged it a few weeks ago and forgot to put it back. haha”

    ^ Mitch, that’s really funny. llfa

  17. HarryHood Says:

    So, found out today that I didn’t get a job that I interviewed twice for and held out puffing for over a month due to the possiblity of getting tested……. Sucks…..Looks like I’ll be enhancing my Phish viewing this evening. Can’t wait to feel the feeling I forgot……

  18. ChefBradford Says:

    Harry, I sincerely hope you find something that suits you, and that you suit, soon. I know you’ve been at it for months now, and I can’t imagine how difficult it can be, but I’m pretty sure all of the BB is rooting for you and yours

  19. halcyon Says:


    That collage had be in tears. LLFA!!! I have a t shirt that is similar. It says “Elvis is Dead, Sinatra is Dead, and Me, I feel not so well either”


  20. garretc Says:

    Bummer man… Getting to smoke again seems like a small consolation prize…

    Got any other jobs you’re waiting on hearing from?

  21. SillyWilly Says:

    word, garretc.

    I don’t know if I can handle this.

    Im trying to hold out for Phish but I gotta get up early for my last final tomorrow. tough decision.

  22. ChefBradford Says:

    Is Fallon on yet? I don’t even know.

    I *heart* DVR

  23. garretc Says:

    I’d say sleep! (Which is not something I usually say, so pay heed!)

    You can always watch Phish tomorrow online, post-final, when you’re all relaxed and probably not sober…

    Well, I’ll amend that: sleep if you need to, but stay up if you can!

    See, simple!

  24. ChefBradford Says:

    halcyon, thanks for that link, it really made my night! I stuck it up on my FB page, hopefully somebody will notice. A lot of those are classic. I’ve never been out of the country, at least not yet, so I haven’t come across anything like those.

    Best I can think of is one in Long Beach, Mississippi (next door to Biloxi), right up the road from my oldest sister’s house. It’s your normal sideways square, yellow warning sign, only it’s got a couple kids on a teeter-totter on it

    A teeter-totter warning

    I know it’s a heads-up that a playground is ahead, but the first few times my friends and I saw it, we cracked up

  25. HarryHood Says:

    What sucks is that it’s just simply a depressed area up here. The largest employer in the county (who I used to work for) has decreased it’s workforce by almost 75% in the last 5 years. Too many people, too few jobs. My resume is actually really good and I was making damn good money when I got laid off. Right now, it’s just too much competition for the jobs that I qualify for. I could easily find work if I moved, but my current family situation is not allowing it. It will work itself out, but it definitely sucks in the meantime. I sincerely appreciate all of the well-wishes from you guys. The support that this site and the people offer too each other is amazing. I’ve never really seen anything like it to be honest and I’m glad to be a part of it.

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