Beck is an amazing musician who always keeps fans guessing. (Like that time he released a full album — but just as sheet music!) Beck’s penchant for exploration and surprise is why he’s such a great fit for late night TV, where comedy and improv rule. The other characteristic that makes Beck a good fit for late night is that the man is prolific — he’s always got new material. Beck visits Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show tonight after releasing his 13th studio album, Colors, in October.
Beck has given many memorable performances on The Tonight Show, like this performance of “Waking Light” from Morning Phase. But for many, Beck’s most memorable appearance on The Tonight Show was during Conan O’Brien’s brief tenure as host, when Beck played guitar on Conan’s last show as host — backing up Will Ferrell as Ferrell played “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s blurry, but… the music starts at the 4:42 mark. Hey, Ben Harper and Billy Gibbs from ZZ Top too. The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon airs on NBC at 11:35 weekdays.