tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC November 15, 2016 11:34pm-12:38am PST
this is santa clara university. it's all electric and can drive three students at a time. a silicon valley start up built this shuttle and leases it to santa clara university. it is the first of its kind and can go up to 25 miles per hour. pretty cool there. >> you need more than one three person shuttle. >> they're just testing it out. maybe it will take them to get tacos at midnight. >> that will do it for us. we hope to see you tomorrow. >> thanks for joining us. have a great day tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- warren beatty, naomie harris, robbie robertson,
musical guest, amine, and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 571, alexandria! >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that is a hot crowd! [ cheers and applause ] that is a great, great new york city crowd! welcome, everybody. welcome, welcome, welcome. welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. you're here. you made it. [ cheers and applause ] welcome, everybody.
well, here's what people are talking about. of course it's the election, and president obama actually said yesterday that if things get better under president trump, he'll be the first to congratulate him. well, technically, he'll be the second because trump will congratulate himself first. [ laughter and applause ] [ as trump ] "i did such a great job. i really did." [ laughter ] get this, i read that donald trump doesn't want to live at the white house full-time. [ light laughter ] and -- yeah. and he's thinking about commuting from new york city. [ laughter ] it's all part of trump's plan to make america great again, and to make traffic in new york city worse than ever. [ laughter ] it's like a nightmare. [ cheers and applause ] [ as trump ] "i really did a good job." trump apparently wants to commute to washington, d.c., by helicopter. trump asked the pilot if he's got those radio headphones so they can talk to each other in the air and the pilot was like, "nope." [ laughter and applause ] "got to get one of those, ha ha." this is really crazy. donald trump has reportedly asked for his adult children to
get top level security clearance so that they can see classified documents and explain them to him. [ laughter and applause ] i don't see what the problem is. >> steve: you got to have somebody. >> jimmy: that's right. trump is trying to get top secret security clearance for his kids, which explains why today vladimir putin asked trump to adopt him. [ laughter and applause ] [ as putin ] "hello, donald. i mean, dad." [ laughter ] i saw that a bird is going viral on chinese social media because people think it looks like it has donald trump's hair. [ laughter ] take a look at this. yeah. [ laughter and applause ] it's real. the biggest difference is that bird actually tweets way less than donald trump. [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: guys, i read that nebraska senator ben sasse moonlights as an uber driver. yeah. you might think that having a a second job when you're a a u.s. senator is rare.
but we discovered that many senators actually have other jobs. >> steve: really? >> jimmy: yeah. for example, arizona senator jeff flake, he models for packages of men's briefs. >> steve: really? [ laughter and applause ] [ cheers ] >> jimmy: next up, florida senator bill nelson. he moonlights as a 1970s game show host. >> steve: really? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. >> steve: so he has a time machine. >> jimmy: contestant number one. [ laughter ] next, idaho senator mike crapo is the -- [ laughter ] vice president of the unfortunate name society. [ laughter and applause ] is it "crapo?" sorry, sorry. mr. crapo. [ light laughter ] and finally, hawaii senator brian schatz is the president of the unfortunate name society. [ cheers and applause ] brian schatz.
this is pretty cool. the new "beauty and the beast" trailer came out yesterday. and it shows the candle stick, lumiere, the teapot, mrs. potts and chip, the teacup. people are calling them the most likable cabinet members in the news this week. [ laughter and applause ] very interesting. >> steve: hey oh! hey, ho! ♪ be our -- >> steve: guest. >> jimmy: don't do it. wait. [ laughter ] check this out, guys. taco bell just opened a new restaurant on the las vegas strip that has a vip lounge, serves alcohol, and has a dj booth. [ laughter ] [ cheers ] they were going to add a a wedding chapel, but they figured people can only make so many bad decisions in one night. [ laughter and applause ] i mean, it's like. i got wasted at taco bell? i don't know what i'm doing. i saw that california's ban on plastic bags just went into effect, marking the first statewide ban in the u.s. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. sure. so, if you live in california and you want a plastic bag, just reach into that one plastic bag in your closet
where you've stuffed a thousand other plastic bags. that's probably where it is. [ laughter and applause ] oh, this had a lot of people upset. tinder went down last night. many people said the crash deleted all their matches. then their friends said, "yeah, keep telling yourself that." [ laughter and applause ] tinder crash? no one -- no one's swiping for me, man. [ laughter ] but if you're in a a relationship, you should listen to this. new study finds that almost 30% of people say they can't get a a good night's sleep because of sharing a bed with their partner. while their partner said -- [ oring ] [ laughter and applause ] we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: hi, everybody!
we have a great week of shows ahead! tomorrow night, academy award nominated actor jude law will be here. >> steve: come on! [ cheers and applause ] love jude. >> jimmy: plus we are doing something very fun with metallica. that will be very good. [ cheers and applause ] and thursday, nbc has "thursday night football." >> steve: i know. >> jimmy: it's on nbc. this is a big deal for the network. >> steve: huge. >> jimmy: this is what americans are watching. they watch football. >> steve: football 24/7. >> jimmy: and they're ready for it. it's a good game. saints versus panthers this thursday night. but stay tuned for after the game, because we have a big show. nicole kidman will be on the show. >> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: and miranda lambert. that's a whole party right there. >> steve: come on. >> jimmy: it's a thursday night party. but first, we have a giant show tonight. he is one of the most esteemed film makers and movie stars in hollywood. gosh, we just love him. he's a stud. warren beatty is stopping by! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: he has a big, new movie called "rules don't apply," and a bunch of amazing stories. we'll be talking to him. plus, she's getting a ton of
oscar buzz for her role in the film "moonlight," naomie harris is dropping in. [ cheers and applause ] also, joining us tonight, he is a legendry musician who just released a new memoir, called "testimony." robbie robertson is here tonight! >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's my man! the band! he's the best. he's the best. also, performing his hit single "caroline," we have music from amine, everybody. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] amine. yesterday, we had a fun show. i did a -- i did the muff of truth with andy cohen and, you know, like a muff where you heat your hands. so, we had -- [ laughter ] so we had our hands -- >> steve: yeah, sure. >> jimmy: it's called the muff of truth, you put your hands in the muff. and you shake each other's hands. >> steve: okay. >> jimmy: and things heat up and you have to just make a a confession of something that you would never say. it's a bonding moment. >> steve: right.
>> jimmy: yeah. well, i said that i watched "gilmore girls" every night before i go to bed and it's true. i do. because i'm gearing up for this netflix thing that's coming on. [ cheers and applause ] i'm so excited. i still -- i just ended season 4. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: and -- [ laughter ] >> steve: a lot. >> jimmy: it's really good. it's really good. well, rory's back, she's in college but she came back home and i can't even talk about it. [ laughter ] dean is involved and i don't want to ruin it for anybody seeing what he did but it went down, major. [ laughter ] it was majorly -- it was unbelievable. i couldn't even believe what i saw. but anyway, i have three seasons left. >> steve: three seasons -- three seasons left. >> jimmy: yeah. and i got ten days until the premier. [ light laughter ] i can do it. >> steve: 60 episodes. >> jimmy: that's six hours a a day. >> steve: yeah, six hours a a day. you can do it, man. you're not a quitter. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: but anyways, a lot of people online were like, are you a real fan? i actually am a giant fan. i'm team jeff. [ cheers and applause ] but he's not, he's not in my
top five characters from the show. i was thinking about who my top five are. without rory and lorelai, obviously. five is the mayor dude. he's always funny. you know, the guy the town guy, taylor. yeah, taylor. he's always like, "lorelai, no one's in charge of our pumpkin patch this year." [ laughter ] he just makes me laugh every time i see him. i really love him whenever he comes on. he's awesome. so, mayor guy, number five. number four, luke. come on. >> steve: come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: luke's a good man. he's a man's man. and he's a good -- he fixes things. he's a cool dude. he's got good one liners. he's kind of grumpy but you know he's got a big heart. [ laughter ] yeah. number three. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: three -- i'm going to skip three. >> steve: okay. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: top four. i'm going to change -- it's my game. i can change it, right? top four people. so four is the mayor. three is luke.
two's my man kirk. [ applause ] he's the funniest. he's unbelievably funny, one of the best actors out there. gosh, i love kirk. he's just so funny. every time i see him, i just love him. he's always up to something weird. [ laughter ] and number one, obviously, my girl paris geller. >> steve: oh. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's my favorite character. i love paris. paris is smart. she's got all -- she's got the brains, but she's having a a little tough time right now in college. [ laughter ] kind of seeing a little wild side of paris and i'm a little concerned. [ laughter ] >> steve: you're really getting into it. >> jimmy: i want to get into, you know, swim around her brain for a little bit and see what she's thinking. >> steve: see what's what. >> jimmy: i mean, no, i mean, she's -- whatever went down with rory. her first phone call was to paris, but she hung up. >> steve: ooh. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i can't even get into it. anyway. i think it could be fun. tweet out your top four, not top five. top four. >> steve: top four. >> jimmy: it can't be either one of the gilmore girls. >> steve: no, come on. >> jimmy: no, rory and lorelai they go without saying. we love those guys. anyways, tweet them out and hashtag it #girlmoregirlstop4.
and then we'll just see. i just want to see. [ cheers and applause ] i think i picked the right, four people. oh, sookie! sookie, i forgot about sookie's great too. she kind of goes without saying too. she's the invisible five. [ laughter ] >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: still keep it top four. but sookie's she's top five. guys, during the election, everyone was talking about the polls, you know, all the polls are wrong and stuff. but even though the election is over, there's still a lot of polls out there, you just don't hear about them as much. let's take a look at them in a a new segment called "tonight show polls." ♪ tonight show polls ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: first, they asked, what is the true meaning of thanksgiving. 15% said remembering everything in your life to be thankful for. 85% said, remembering why you only hang out with these people once a year. [ cheers and applause ] no politics! anyways. next poll asked, how would you rate the new samsung galaxy phone? [ laughter ]
24% said, two thumbs up. 76% said, two thumbs blown off. well, that's -- >> steve: really? >> jimmy: that's unfortunate. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: wow, that is not good >> jimmy: this poll asks, cats or dogs? 50% said dogs. 45% said cats. 5% said, dogs, but please don't tell my cat. you have no idea what she's capable of. [ laughter and applause ] she's gotta control everyting. she's coming, she's coming. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: next poll asked, how are you going to be productive this weekend? 15% said run errands. 85% said, i haven't been productive since netflix was invented. [ cheers and applause ] there, right there. everything is there for you. >> steve: everything is there. gilmore top 4. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this next one asks, who's your favorite sports team. 10% said the lions, 12% said the tigers, 8% said the bears. 70% said, oh my. [ cheers and applause ]
this next one asks, did you side with rob or chyna? 45% said rob. 54% said chyna. donald trump said, "i don't know, but we should definitely rob china." [ cheers and applause ] talking about -- this next one, they polled patriots fans and asked, are you excited about -- [ cheers ] tom brady's return to football? 99% said, absolutely. i'm pumped. while tom brady said, i'm pumped, but not to the psi level nfl rules state i should be pumped. [ cheers and applause ] he's a rebel. >> steve: he's a rebel, he doesn't care. deflate gate. >> jimmy: he's a rebel, dude. let him play. >> steve: deflate it up. >> jimmy: this last poll asked, would you ever take a a driverless uber? 65% said yes. 35% said, that's funny, i'm actually taking one right, aah -- [ cheers and applause ] that's all the time we have for "tonight show polls." stick around, we'll be right back with warren beatty, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: oh, we are joined right now by a multiple golden globe and academy award-winning filmmaker -- gosh, i love him. he has given us unforgettable films such as "bonnie and clyde", "shampoo", "heaven can wait", "red", "bulworth." oh my gosh, it's endless. starting next wednesday, november 23rd, in theaters everywhere, you can see his giant new moive. it is called "rules don't apply." please give a warm "tonight show" welcome to one of the best to ever do it. warren beatty, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> thank you. >> jimmy: hey, nothing but love. nothing but love in the room. warren beatty. [ cheers and applause ]
you are awesome. you are a stud. it's so -- a pleasure to have you on. thank you so much. this is an honor for me, because i met you about ten years ago. i was at the beverly hills hotel, at the polo lounge. and i was sitting down and i was eating lunch by myself. it's very sad. [ light laughter ] i wasn't. i was happy. and then you -- you came over and i go, "oh my gosh, it's warren beatty." and i freaked out. and you sat down. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you go, "hey, jimmy, nice to meet you." i go, "absolutely, hey, warren." and you go, "i like what you do on 'saturday night live.'" i think we had a soda or coffee or something like that. i think. [ laughter ] yeah, it was the biggest -- no, no, there's no alcohol in there. [ laughter ] that's mine. yeah, you can have this. you can have this. you can have mine. you're warren beatty. you want to host? you can host if you want to. i don't care. [ light laughter ] but i told you the story backstage and you don't remember this. >> oh, are you kidding? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, you remember?
>> yeah, but i forget it? you say "hello," and i said, "hello." and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what a great story yeah -- yeah, exactly, cheers. that was memorable, yeah. but i'll never forget how nice you were to me and how cool you were and i tell everyone that story. >> everyone? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: i called my mom as soon as i got back to my room. i go, "you won't believe who i just ran into and was the nicest person i ever met. warren beatty." my mom's like, "i love him." and she just went off. her voice isn't that deep. >> no, no, no, no. your mother said that she loved me? >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> really? where is she? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: she's happily married and so are you. >> yeah, yeah. okay, yeah. >> jimmy: let's talk about this movie. i want to talk -- it's a big movie, you've been working on it for a while. "rules don't apply." and it's a -- it's kind of based on, i guess, hollywood in the '50s and '60s. >> that period, you know, that's when i went to hollywood. >> jimmy: that was your -- yeah, do you remember -- >> yeah, you remember 1958. >> jimmy: of course i do. [ laughter ] one of my favorite years. >> it was a busy year for you,
yeah. >> jimmy: did you ever -- did you -- you play howard hughes. did you ever meet howard hughes? >> i never met howard hughes. >> jimmy: he was kind of a a recluse. >> yeah. i like to say that i feel that i've met everyone who ever met howard hughes. you know, because i heard all these stories, and they would make me laugh, and -- >> jimmy: oh, they're crazy. they're insane. you almost don't believe them. and you go, "no, it's true." >> you don't know how much of it is invented memory, but that's the truth about all fiction, i mean, all history, which is that it is fiction. >> jimmy: it is, right? like, who knows, yeah. you start off -- >> when i started this picture, i quoted three people. one was henry ford who said, "history is bunk." i also quoted winston churchill who said, "history will be very kind to me, because i intend to write it." [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a good one. >> and i quoted napoleon who said, "history is a set of lies agreed upon." [ light laughter ] so, what i do, and i'm not
knocking historians, because -- but you never know when you hear these stories about people, whether they're true or whether they're invented and just -- and they get funnier, you know? and you say, "well, did i invent the story?" so, i -- i feel -- i don't have anything in the movie that i didn't hear from somebody. >> jimmy: yeah. >> you know. >> jimmy: but i like -- you do set it up with howard hughes said, "never check an interesting fact." >> yeah, that's the one i finally used. [ light laughter ] never check an interesting fact. >> jimmy: and it says, date -- the characters have been changed and some of the dates don't make sense or something like that. that's the opening of the film. it's like, it sets me up, because i go, oh, it's basically saying "just come along with the ride." it's a fun movie. it's awesome. and then you have cameo after cameo after cameo. i'm talking matthew broderick, i'm talking candace bergen. i love candice bergen. >> it's more a movie about these two young kids. lily -- >> jimmy: lily collins is amazing in this film. >> collins and alden ehrenreich. it's really a love story between the two of them and how all of these mores and problems.
and the old man, the crazy old man -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: please, the crazy one. >> gets in the way of their romance. and -- >> jimmy: it's a beautiful film, and well shot. who directed the film? >> it was a man named warren -- warren beatty. >> jimmy: yes, that's right. warren beatty. [ light laughter ] i met him once. yeah, i met him once. [ cheers and applause ] it's a great story. i'll tell you later. it's a great, great story. you'll never forget it. yes, it's really good. here's warren beatty, lily collins in "rules don't apply." in theaters the day before thanksgiving. check this out. >> ah, mr. hughes, i recognize you from your pictures. i'd like to thank you. thank you for my acting classes. thank you for my ballet classes. thank you for the house. thank you for the paycheck. and thank you for the chance to become a star.
>> your name is? >> marla. >> marla. >> marla mabrey. >> marla mabrey. yes. some champagne, marla? >> oh, no. no, thank you. i don't drink. >> you don't like to have a a drink? >> no, actually, i've never had one. >> you've never had a drink? >> no. >> you've never had a drink in your life? >> no. >> good for you. >> jimmy: our thanks to the great warren beatty, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] go see "rules don't apply" in theaters wednesday, november 23rd. you'll love it. naomie harris joins us after the break. stick around, everybody! warren beatty! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest gives an oscar-worthy performance in the new movie, "moonlight", in theaters now. and starting next month, you can catch her starring alongside will smith in "collateral beauty", out december 16th. please give a warm welcome to naomie harris, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: you look gorgeous. >> oh, thank you. >> jimmy: and welcome to the show. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. i'm so excited to be here. >> jimmy: i have a lot of questions for you. one is i heard that you come from a family of great cooks. >> i do. yes. >> jimmy: and so explain that, is your -- >> my mom's jamaican and my step dad is from this -- well,
he was a chef in the south of france. so in the holidays there's this like massive cook-off. and at christmas, they do like this incredible eight-course spread with all these amazing dishes. but i am, like, considered the worst cook in my family. so i'm relegated to just wrapping the presents. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> that's okay. that's okay. i'm okay with that. >> jimmy: you don't do anything with the -- >> i don't do anything with the food. i'm not allowed anywhere-- >> jimmy: do you think you'll ever get the bug? like maybe eventually you're like, "hey, i do know how to cook." >> no, the thing is i actually think i'm a good cook. it's just that i put health first and taste second, and they put taste first. >> jimmy: oh, no. yeah, i'm with -- [ light laughter ] i'm with mom and dad on that one. i'm so sorry. i'm with mom and dad absolutely. i need, oh yeah, lots of butter and oh my gosh. jamaican. oh my gosh. >> yeah. we have like ackee and saltfish. jerk chicken. >> jimmy: yeah, callaloo? >> callaloo and then they, like they soak the -- >> jimmy: healthy, there you go. >> yeah, very healthy. and then they, like, soak all the dried fruit that goes into the cake a year before christmas. so as soon as christmas is over
then they're soaking -- >> jimmy: what do they soak it in? >> in rum. jamaican rum. >> jimmy: yes! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] yes. yes. mom, send me a piece of this cake! come on, mom. >> it's hardcore cooking in our house. >> jimmy: yeah, i love that. >> it's really competitive. in fact, will smith heard all about it and then he was like, "i want in on that." and so when i was filming on set, doing "collateral beauty" with him, and he just came up to me -- my family had arrived and he was like, "i'm inviting myself to dinner. i'm coming over tomorrow night." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and who wouldn't you want more than will smith at dinner? >> exactly, exactly. >> jimmy: he's the best, right? >> but it was hilarious because my family, like my step dad's a a teacher and my mom's, she's actually a healer. and my brother and sister are 20 years younger than me, and so it was just like the four of us. and it was just hilarious to watch my family act as though they were just so casual. like every day, you know, the world's biggest movie star just comes over for dinner. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: see that's what makes him cool, i love that. >> and then midway through the dinner, i saw like my brother like bringing up his camera
phone above the table -- [ laughter ] like this. and taking a picture. and i was like, "stop it. stop it." >> jimmy: kicking him under the table? >> so embarrassing. and then i -- >> jimmy: my mom would have been like, "selfie time! come on! like, hey, mom. "i love warren beatty, too, and will smith." >> afterwards i went up to my brother and i was like, "max, this is not okay. you know, it's not moral. it's not ethical. you took a picture without asking someone." and my brother was like, "whatever nai, mom's already posted it on facebook." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: mom already posted. don't worry about it. it's good. you've been in giant movies. "pirates of the caribbean." "james bond." just how fun. that must have been unbelievable. but there's a great story about your first movie and i just love it. i know it's embarrassing, but please tell it. cause it's -- >> it's very, very embarrassing. >> jimmy: well that 's why you have "the tonight show." >> for you. for you. i'll tell it. >> jimmy: thank you. thank you. yeah, we'll feel your pain. >> so, basically, it was the premier of one of the first movies that i had ever done.
and i, you know, got my nice frock and went with my family and my friends. i walked to the red carpet. >> jimmy: oh, you had your frock -- >> i gave all the -- >> jimmy: oh, no. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, i gave all the interviews. you know, i was so excited. we all sat down in the theater. and the movie came on, and my scene came on, and it was a a different actress. [ audience aws ] i had been replaced. and nobody had told me. [ laughter ] and i just kind of, like, froze. because, you know, i went to drama school, but they don't teach you how to react in moments like that. [ light laughter ] there's no class. >> jimmy: mon, yeah and your friends are there and everyone. it's your big deal, you have your frock. and -- [ light laughter ] >> yeah. yeah. that's not one of the -- >> jimmy: what did you do? >> thankfully, my friend just said to me, "that's not you." and i was like, "i know." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's how good of an actor i am. [ laughter ] like, you're really good. you are fantastic in this. i did not recognize you at all. oscar-worthy.
yeah. i want to talk about "moonlight." congratulations on this. you're getting a lot of great reviews for this, and you know, buzz-worthy performance and all. it's a tricky movie and it's beautiful. and man, oh man, it was just -- can you explain what the movie is about? >> it's a coming of age story set in miami in the 1980s. and it's really a beautiful love story as well, and it's about the lead character chiron's search for love, connection and identity. yeah. >> jimmy: i want to show everyone a clip. here's naomie harris in "moonlight." take a look at this. >> what so you going to raise my son now? huh? you going to raise my son? yeah. that's what i thought. >> you going to raise him? >> you going to keep selling these rocks? huh?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a a legendry guitarist and songwriter, who won a grammy lifetime achievement award and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame as a member of the band. his new memoir, "testimony", is in stores now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome robbie robertson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
>> jimmy: you're drawn to the music. >> yeah, it's kind of an automatic reflex. >> jimmy: dude, you're the coolest of all cool. look at this right here. "testimony." this book is fantastic. jann wenner, who created "rolling stone", said this is one of the best books on roll and roll ever written. that's high praise. not bad. [ cheers and applause ] so fun. i loved it. i loved it so much and you know i'm a giant fan of yours. i am from saugerties, new york. >> i know. >> jimmy: that's my hometown, upstate, and we -- it's required listening to have the band be part of your repertoire. like everyone has your cds. big pink was the name of the house where you recorded -- >> "the basement tapes." >> jimmy: "the basement tapes" with dylan. >> and that's where "music from big pink" was born. >> jimmy: this is it. do you remember? >> it still is ugly as it was then. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i remember -- this was in west saugerties, right? >> yep. >> jimmy: i remember telling my parents, because it was for sale when i was in high school
and i go, "we should buy big pink and turn it into a museum and, like, that's how we'll make money." and my parents were like, "we don't have money." [ laughter ] "we can't just buy another house. what's wrong with you?" but i just love that -- why did you pick saugerties? how did you get there? >> well, we had come from the city, from new york, to find a a place where we wouldn't be disturbing anybody. every time we tried to make music, somebody would be banging on the walls saying, "hey, turn it down in there." and -- and i really felt i had this yearning to have a a workplace, a sanctuary. somewhere that we could go and make all the music we wanted and nobody would say anything, and we found it. it was in the middle of a a hundred acres. and so we went there and spent so much time making music. the amount of noise that came out of that place is -- i'm telling you, there's never been anything like it. >> jimmy: was that the secret to the band, you think? i mean, because you were already great.
you were the hawks right? >> yeah. but this was when we had to -- to make our discovery. we had played -- you know, when i was a kid, when i was 16, i joined ronnie hawkins and the hawks. then it was the hawks. and then levon and the hawks. and then we hooked up with bob dylan. and then after that, it was time for us to make our move. and our move, we needed to find a workshop, a clubhouse, where we could go and discover everything. and we could make this big gumbo of music from all the things we had gathered over the years. >> jimmy: and figure out what your sound is. >> and this was the place that it came out of. >> jimmy: you have the best stories in here. i will also say the paper stock is very high quality. [ laughter ] it really is. >> nice touch. >> jimmy: great touch to it. whoever did thought of that, good move. i've got so many stories. one of the ones i love in here is you hearing velvet underground for the first time. where were you? ax m.'s >> jimmy: kansas city. >> max's kansas city, yeah.
there was so much going on in the streets than music. you know, you go into one place and jimi hendrix would be playing. the velvet underground would be here. van morrison would be over it was just everywhere. but the velvets played that night. and they played, and it seemed to me, because in our group, we've been around. we'd been playing the chitlin circuit down south and all over and wood shedding and paying our dues and everything. and it felt like these guys were kind of new or something. and i -- >> jimmy: you had a great line in the book. >> and i said, you know, it almost seemed like they got guitars for christmas and said, "let's start a band." >> jimmy: it's just so fun. but that's the way every band starts. which is great. >> that's true. >> jimmy: it's the coolest. the companion cd is well done. it's hand-pickedy you. you got songs from you solo, the band, you have bob dylan on here. and i will say, levon and the hawks, "he don't love you" is just unbelievable. quest, you're going to freak out for this. >> questlove: i can't wait.
>> jimmy: it's a jammer here. then we have to talk about "the last waltz", 40th anniversary. >> the 40th anniversary of "the last waltz." >> jimmy: that came fast. >> which i'm in complete denial about. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: 40. but i mean, you end up having this giant concert, because you just said, like, the band's done. we're finished. we're just -- >> we had -- we wanted to bring it to a conclusion. we had been together 16 years, and we had kind of done everything, we thought. and so it was like, let's have a musical celebration. and -- and we'll close this episode and then we'll come back with a new creative spirit. we had all of these ideas in mind. so this -- it started as a very modest idea. we thought, we'll play a last concert where we played our first concert as the band, and we'll invite ronnie hawkins -- that we started out with -- and bob dylan. that would be the respectful thing to do. >> jimmy: cool.
>> and then someone said, "i know, but we can't do this and not invite eric clapton. i mean that's just wrong." >> jimmy: i mean, hello. >> he's been waving the flag since the beginning. >> jimmy: invite eric clapton to everything. >> and then i said, "oh, geez, if we invite eric, then we got to invite van morrison, right?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah and you got van morrison and you got to invite neil young. if you got neil young -- >> you got to get the canadians in there. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: oh, yeah. canada in the house. yeah 'cause -- i saw the fleur-de-lis. >> yeah. oh, yeah. we think a lot of people are going to be looking at canada here pretty soon. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. good investment there. this companion book is a a rare -- i don't know who put this one together too. but this is for "the last waltz" and it's got like script notes, because scorsese ended up directing this film. i don't know -- can you see it? >> what happened was after we did "the last waltz" -- and for martin scorcese it wasn't like oh, we'll get a bunch of guys with cameras and we'll shoot. and we'll see if we can -- he wanted to make a movie.
he wanted this film and it was the first one ever shot in 35 millimeter like this. >> jimmy: and how cool is martin? >> so after he did it, as a a gift, he put his whole script and his story boards and all the things together in this and gave it to me as a gift. and so my copy of this has been living at the rock and roll hall of fame museum, and they just recently said, "do you think it would be okay with marty if we made these again? and that we could actually share it with some people?" marty said, "great." and so they've done it. and look at it. >> jimmy: i know. it's a beast. it's real. >> yeah. >> jimmy: that's -- yeah. >> it's kind of hard for you to not hurt your back with it. >> jimmy: yeah. dislocate it. >> it's amazing. i've never seen anything like it. >> jimmy: it's fantastic and i just. please get this book if you love rock and roll, if you love music. "testimony", check this thing out. [ cheers and applause ] robbie robertson. and the companion album is in stores now. we'll be back with a a performance from amine. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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>> jimmy: tonight's musical guest is a portland rapper whose breakout single "caroline" has over 150 million streams worldwide. wow. making his tv debut, give it up for amine. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ bad thing fine as hell thick as ♪ ♪ oh my god that's my baby caroline you devine ♪ ♪ mighty fine shorty really blow the like a pro ♪ ♪ honey i'm pretty lit it's lookin like it's bout time ♪ ♪ to mess it up
caroline listen up don't wanna hear ♪ ♪ about you horoscope or what the future holds shut up and shut up and ♪ ♪ let's get gory like a tarantino movie don't wanna talk it out can we it out ♪ ♪ cause we gonna be up all night decaf ♪ ♪ you say i'm a tall thug guess i'm a giraffe if you want safe ♪ ♪ baby use the knee pads freaky with the sticky icky baby gimme kitty kitty ♪ ♪ killer west side boy you like 98 degrees and i'm 300 ♪ ♪ keep your feet running i chief kief kief when i eat these beats ♪ ♪ better boy gets scurred don't run up in my lane i don't want you in my lane you a lame get swerved ♪ ♪ cause great scenes might be great but i love your bloopers ♪ ♪ and perfect for the urgent baby i want forever caroline ♪ ♪ don't you see that i want you to be mine bad thing whoa fine as hell ♪
♪ thick as oh my god that's my baby caroline you devine ♪ ♪ mighty fine shorty really blow the like a pro ♪ ♪ holy i'm pretty lit it's lookin like it's about time ♪ ♪ to mess it up caroline listen up don't wanna hear about your horoscope ♪ ♪ or what the future holds shut up and shut up and ♪ ♪ let's get gory like a tarantino movie don't wanna talk it out can we love it out ♪ ♪ cause we gonna be up all night a decaf ♪ ♪ you say i'm a tall thug guess i'm a giraffe if you want safe baby ♪ ♪ use the knee pads freaky with the sticky icky baby gimme kitty kitty ♪ ♪ killer west side boy you like 98 degrees and i'm 300 ♪ ♪ keep ya feet running i chief kief kief when i eat these beats bet a boy gets scurred ♪ ♪ don't run up in my lane i don't want you in my lane
you a lame get swerved ♪ ♪ cause great scenes might be great but i love your bloopers ♪ ♪ and perfect's for the urgent baby i want forever caroline ♪ ♪ don't you see that i want you to be mine ♪ ♪ 9/11, a day that we never forgettin 11/9, a day that we all regrettin ♪ ♪ if my president is trump then it's relevant enough ♪ ♪ to talk bout it on tv and never give a i'm black and i'm proud my skin is brown ♪ ♪ and i'm loud everybody love it when a rapper tell some lies well that ain't me, homie ♪ ♪ america want to act all happy and holy when deep down inside they like brad and jolie ♪ ♪ caroline devine, i won't get specific club banana the ♪ ♪ illest and too terrific you could never make america great again ♪ ♪ all you ever did was make this country hate again ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: amine! "caroline" is available now. we'll be right back, everybody. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to warren beatty, naomie harris, robbie robertson, amine once again! [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there from philadelphia, pennsylvania, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- billy bob thornton. star of "rules don't apply", actress lily collins. from cnn chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta. featuring the 8g band with atom willard. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] that is good to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. the rockefeller center christmas tree arrived over the weekend, but not before making a brief stop outside trump tower. [ laughter ]