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Late-Night TV Music (Old New Edition) | Nov. 19, 2019

David Byrne, DJ Shadow, De La Soul and Adam Lambert retro-rock the airwaves.

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Everything old really is new again. At least on late-night TV. Look no further than Tuesday’s roster of performers and songs. First and foremost, you had former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne leading a marching band / conga line version of Road to Nowhere — from his Broadway musical American Utopia — on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Then, over on Jimmy Kimmel Live, DJ Shadow and the legendary De La Soul teamed up to deliver the old-sounding new cut Rocket Fuel, from Shadow’s excellent just-released album Our Pathetic Age. Finally, The Late Late Show with James Corden closed the night with the mandatory piano ballad — in the form of American Idol alum Adam Lambert’s tune Closer to You. Not bad for a bunch of old guys.