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15 ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Performances You Need To See

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 20 February 2019 at 16.37

From Panic! teaming up with Sisqo to Slipknot powering through 'Duality'.

Among the many US late night shows hosted by men with names that begin with J, ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' can probably take the crown as the most focused on delivering high quality performances from your fave bands.

Whether it is in the Hollywood studio or on the outdoor stage round the back, all the biggest names in our world have hit the Kimmel stage at one point or another. Here are just a few of the classic performances you need to check out: 

FALL OUT BOY
Previewing the 'MANIA'-era to an army of fans, this was the latest of FOB's multiple appearances on the show, having previously brought out Brendon Urie for a run-through of 'America's Suitehearts' and delivered a collab with Boyz II Men. And speaking of unexpected collabs...

PANIC! AT THE SISQO
This would be worth watching for the band name pun alone. Thankfully, it is also very good with Brendon giving his best 'RnB' inspired trills throughout.

WEEZER
Rivers and co took the opportunity to run through a few classics during their recent appearance, including this iconic single that got the whole crowd singing along.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Direct from New York's Times Square in the aftermath of the city's huge NYE party, MCR joined Jimmy via satellite to run through 'Welcome To The Black Parade'.

GREEN DAY
Another returning favourite, Green Day ushered in the 'Revolution Radio'-era with a huge Kimmel performance. By the looks of it, they were welcomed back with open arms.

BLINK-182
What better way to announce your Las Vegas residency than with a brand new TV performance of the track you've decided to name it after?

LINKIN PARK
Occasionally, certain bands will get to play not just one song but an entire gig in front of the adoring crowd around the back of the studio. Linkin Park were one of those bands with this epic version of 'What I've Done' closing out the TV broadcast.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS
TØP deliver a typically energetic run-through of 'Tear In My Heart', as captured in the vid above by a YouTube fan account. Tyler Joseph remains the only person to jump over a piano on the show to date.
 

GOOD CHARLOTTE
Here's another band who have appeared on the show multiple times so we opted for the classic single 'I Don't Wanna Be In Love', delivered in one of their earlier studio spaces.

PVRIS
A great example of Kimmel giving a platform to new artists, this was one of PVRIS' first TV appearances, playing through the title track from their debut album 'White Noise'.

ALL TIME LOW
'I GOT YOUR PICTURE, I'M COMING WITH YOU...'

BRING ME THE HORIZON
One of their most high-profile US media appearances to date, this performance is also notable for the absence of bassist Matt Kean, replaced on the night by Fever 333 guitarist Stephen Harrison.

PARAMORE
Paramore picked Kimmel for their first TV performance of the 'After Laughter'-era and even treated the audience to this Grammy-winning classic from their self-titled album.

SLIPKNOT
A 'Duality' performance so chaotic, they had to cut the sound in certain sections. Also, shoutout to the guy who attempted a crowd-surf at the opening.

A DAY TO REMEMBER
Another ace run-through of 'All I Want'. One day, we will get to see a proper moshpit erupt live on ABC. One day...

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