Late-Night TV Music (Adam The Dumbass Edition) | March 3, 2021

Metallica & Foo Fighters make a well-timed, point-proving return to the airwaves.

Says Adam Levine: ‘There’s no bands any more, and I feel like they’re a dying breed.’ Says I: ‘Well, dumbass, do you think the eight years you spent whoring yourself out to anti-band shitshows like The Voice might have anything to do with that? And in case, you hadn’t noticed, you’re in a band. They just happen to be a really crappy band — and last I checked, we still had plenty of those. Or at least one more than we need.’

Thankfully — and just in the nick of time — we also had couple of non-crappy bands contributing to Wednesday’s instalment of Late-Night TV Music. Specifically, Metallica revisited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to play Battery in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Master of Puppets, while Foo Fighters returned to The Late Late Show With James Corden to play their latest single Waiting On A War. Meanwhile, Nicky Jam and Romeo Santos went high-tech for their performance of Fan de Tus Fotos for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Ashe and Finneas basked in the natural splendor of coastal Malibu for their romantic number Till Forever Falls Apart on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Granted, the latter two aren’t exactly rock bands. Then again, when you get down to it, neither are Maroon 5.