Posted by Bram Teitelman on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm
In the past two months, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has done a great job of repping metal on national TV, with Shadows Fall, Megadeth and last night, Mastodon. Having already performed “Oblivion” on Late Show With David Letterman earlier this year, the band performed “Divinations” last night. As you can see, they were joined onstage by a Yeti towards the end of the song (actually, bassist Troy’s Sanders brother, Bloodsimple bassist Kyle Sanders).
While the performance is below, it wasn’t the only time Mastodon was mentioned on the show. Carrie Fisher was the first guest, promoting her book and one-woman play Wishful Drinking. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, she met her match in uberfan, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. As soon as she took the couch, she opened by saying ”Mastodon have me tattooed on them.” Sure enough, Kelliher has her likeness tattooed on the inside of his upper arm. Afterwards, second guest Sam Rockwell said he was looking forward to seeing them as well. After their performance, the band headed 25 blocks south to play the Hammerstein Ballroom, and a good time was had by all.