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Late Night Music Roundup: John Fogerty, Modest Mouse, Kodaline

John Fogerty
John Fogerty rocks out at the El Rey Theater on May 28 (Getty Images)

It was like a gathering of American greats on the Late Show when John Fogerty performed at the invitation of the program’s outgoing host, David Letterman

“Over the years we’ve had such tremendous music.  And no greater than tonight,” Letterman told the audience as Fogerty took the stage. Fogerty didn’t disappoint with a rocking medley of his classic songs "Travelin' Band," "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son.

The veteran singer will use his stint on Letterman as a warm up for his U.S. 1969 tour which kicks off next month. It's shaping as a big year for the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman; Fogerty will also release his autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music (published by Little Brown) this October.

On his 1969 tour, he'll perform material from across his career, though the shows will focus on the year CCR released three top 10 hits -- Bayou County, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.  Watch the clip below. 

Modest Mouse used the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to unleash "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box." 

The song first appeared on the alternative-rock outfit’s sixth album Strangers to Ourselves, which arrived in March and marked their first studio longplayer release since 2007’s  We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

The Isaac Brock-led band’s album opened at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

Check out the performance below.


Irish quartet Kodaline are hitting their strides with their sophomore album release Coming Up for Air, which dropped earlier this year. 

The Dubliners carved out the record with the help of producer Jacknife Lee, who assisted in sifting through the material and ended up co-writing four of the album tracks. "The One" was one of those. And it was the one they chose to perform when they appeared as the musical guest overnight on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  Watch the clip below.



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