Late Night Music Roundup: Hootie & the Blowfish, Manic Street Preachers

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Darius Rucker performs onstage during 2013 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival held at The Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2013 in Indio, California.

Nostalgia rules and it was all over TV on Thursday!

As David Letterman nears closer to his final Late Show episode later this month (May 20 to be exact), the legendary talk show host welcomed Hootie & the Blowfish to the show on April 30. While lead singer Darius Rucker has found success as a solo country artist, the guys performed together this week-- over 20 years after first landing on the scene. The band made their TV debut back in 1994 and as a nod to that time, they took to the stage "performing the song that started it all," as Letterman put it, "Hold My Hand."


The 90's continued elsewhere on late-night TV. Marking their first-ever performace on U.S. TV, the Manic Street Preachers stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden where they performed their 1996 single "A Design for Life." The band is currently on the road in the states on their The Holy Bible 20 tour.   


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