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Fred Armisen Tapped As 'Late Night' Band Leader

Fred Armisen is reuniting with his former SNL castmate Seth Meyers as the band leader for Late Night.

Today (Monday) Seth announced the news via Twitter, writing, "Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia." 

Fred was a drummer for the punk rock band Trenchmouth in the late 1980s, and he played for The Blue Man Group in the mid-'90s.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon's guests for his first week as host of the Tonight Show have been announced.Will Smith and U2 will help kick off the show on Monday, February 17th. The following evening will feature Jerry SeinfeldKristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga. Wednesday's show will have Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw. First lady Michelle Obama and Will Ferrell will be on the Thursday show. Then on Friday, it's Justin Timberlake.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
 

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