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[News] Here's Why Daft Punk Wasn't on Tonight's Episode of The Colbert Report

So, excitement was pretty high earlier today when Stephen Colbert's website confirmed an appearance by Daft Punk on tonight's episode of The Colbert Report as part of Colbchella '013. Lo and behold, the robotic duo were nowhere to be found. During the opening segment of the show, Colbert explained why:

Here’s the story: it’s a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago. This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV… Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two hours ago."

Apparently MTV has an exclusive for a live television performance by Daft Punk, and they, and parent company Viacom, nixed the chances of a visit to The Colbert Report. Too bad for them, 'cause Robin Thicke took the title of "new song of the summer" with "Blurred Lines." Colbert took it even further, dishing out a "Get Lucky" montage featuring Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, the cast of Breaking Bad, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and more. Watch it below.

Daft Punk will be performing during the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, during which Kanye West is also scheduled to perform.

[News] Confirmed! Daft Punk to Perform on The Colbert Report Tonight

The electronic music duo Daft Punk helps Stephen perform the song of the summer at this years Colbchella."

I guess it's official, then. Daft Punk will join Stephen Colbert tonight on The Colbert Report to perform "the songs of the summer, of the century" for Colbchella '013. The above words were posted on Colbert's website earlier today, confirming what he has been teasing this past week. It hasn't been confirmed which song they will perform, but "Get Lucky" is the likely candidate. And given that "Get Lucky" collaborator Nile Rodgers is the guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, perhaps he'll stop by The Colbert Report as well. We'll find out tonight when the episode airs. Tune in at 11:30 ET.

[Watch] Ben Folds Five - "Do It Anyway" Live on The Colbert Report

Last night entertainment was provided on The Colbert Report was provided with helping hand from the Ben Folds Five who dropped by to put in a performance of their single "Do It Anyway". The single we saw the video for not that long ago featuring the puppet hilarity of Fraggle Rock... The band also had a pretty interesting chat with Stephen which can be seen below as well courtesy of The Audio Perv.

[Watch] The Flaming Lips Visit The Colbert Report

All week we've been enjoying highlights from StePhest Colbchella ’012 RocktAugustfest. We've been able to enjoy Grizzly Bear performing and having a chat with Stephen, yesterday we saw Santigold rocking the stage and last night, naturally, we got to enjoy The Flaming Lips strut their psychedelic stuff. The band performed "Ashes in the Air" from Heady Fwends, along with "Do You Realize" and "Drug Chart". As well as that the ever entertaining Colbert goes 180degrees with Wayne Coyne in a weird capsule to have a chat. Check it out at the top and after the jump courtesy of The Audio Perv.

"Ashes In The Air"

"Do You Realize"

"Drug Chart"

[Watch] Santigold Visits The Colbert Report

On Tuesday evening we got to enjoy some highlights from Stephen Colbert's very own festival: StePhest Colbchella ’012 RocktAugustfest in the shape of some performances from Grizzly Bear. Last night Santigold was on the show to have a chat and we also get to see her perform "The Keepers", "Go", and "Disparate Youth" off of her latest release, Master of My Make-Believe. You can catch the interview at the top with a performance of "The Keepers" after the jump courtesy of The Audio Perv. We'll update with more videos once they become available. 

[Watch] Regina Spektor - "Small Town Moon" Live on Colbert

Regina Spektor has paid a visit to Letterman and Fallon in recent weeks performing "All The Rowboats" and "Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)" respectively. Last night she added another track to the late night catalogue with a performance of "Small Town Moon" on The Colbert Report". You can check that out at the the top along with a chat she had with Stephen after the jump both courtesy of The Audio Perv

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[Watch] Jack White Visits The Colbert Report

Last year Jack White spent a week on The Colbert Report as Stephen was eager to learn Jack's secrets at Third Man Records and release his own track, which he subsequently did. Last night the two met again, this time it was to promote Jack's new solo record Blunderbuss. The night featured a backstage interview between Jack and Colbert along with a performance of "Freedom at 21" which features White's male backing band. You know the drill, one video is up at the top and the other is after the jump. We'll no doubt be seeing more of Jack tomorrow as another of his

[Watch] Andrew Bird Visits The Colbert Report

Last night Andrew Bird hit up the Colbert Report for an interview and to, to our delight, perform "Eyeoneye" and "Danse Caribe". The tracks feature on his new album, Break It Yourself, which only dropped a week again so if you're yet to give it a listen this might be a good little preview of what you've been missing out on. Check out the footage at the top and after the jump via the NJ Underground.