I found this funny enough to warrant its own post: I spent the weekend debunking some rumors about the presence of the original master of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on one of the last episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. What I almost completely overlooked was another back catalogue-oriented news story that sprung up from the last episode.
Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots (a great R&B group in their own right and the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which follows The Tonight Show), let slip on his Twitter account that there was a hefty price tag for another musical moment from Conan’s last night as host last Friday. His band, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, greeted guest Tom Hanks with a rendition of The Beatles’ “Lovely Rita.” How much did that set NBC back, according to ?uestlove?
that first stunt was what it was (no spoilers) but tom’s walkon music on conan is on my “restricted” list—wow a $500,000 walkon song lol.
So while the Bugatti Veyron Mouse’s theme may not have dented NBC’s wallet, it looks like The Fab Four did. At least they didn’t use the master for that one.